Armed standoff in Boston suburb ends peacefully

January 25, 2020 GMT

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man barricaded inside a Massachusetts apartment on Saturday morning opened fire on responding officers before surrendering peacefully several hours later, police said.

A police SWAT team responded to what they described as a domestic incident at the apartment complex in Hingham at about 7 a.m., Hingham police Sgt. Steven Dearth said.

Two residents of the unit escaped safely and neighbors were also evacuated. A reverse 911 call was sent to residents in the area of the Hingham Shipyard to shelter in place and to stay away from windows.

At one point the suspect fired multiple shots. No one was struck but a SWAT vehicle was hit by a bullet. Police did not return fire, Dearth said.

After several hours of negotiations over the telephone, the suspect came out of the apartment under his own power and was taken into custody just after noon.

Police say he lived in the unit. Police did not release a name or the charges he faced.

Hingham is about 10 miles south of Boston.