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DEDHAM, Mass. — The Dedham Police Department have called in the metro SWAT team to assist with a Dedham man who has barricaded himself in a house in the area of Dedham Boulevard.

Police have been shouting on a megaphone for a man to answer his phone to negotiate, Wicked Local reported.

Michael Farah said he is a friend of the suspect, William Barton of Roslindale.

“I know there was an argument between him and his girlfriend,” Sarah said, adding Barton has had a run-in with police in the past. “When I heard today that he’s in the same situation, he’s either going to be in jail or dead.”

Police have not confirmed the identity of the man.

School Committee Chairman Joe Heisler said Superintendent June Doe is helping kids who wouldn’t be able to get home due to the barricade.

“Police have the whole area blocked off, so we have to do something,” Heisler said. “They’re trying to reach parents make make alternate arrangements.”

Clare Sullivan, principal of the Avery Elementary School, sent an email out to parents earlier today.

“We will be holding any walking students who are not met by their parents,” Sullivan wrote. “Parents of walking students should come to the school to pick up their child.”

According to a police report, an officer observed a suspect wanted on a default warrant for unarmed robbery exit a motor vehicle and enter a home at about 11:30 a.m.

Robert Tradd, a family member of the home owner, said he was concerned for his 4-year-old niece that was also in the home.

Helen Humes, a neighbor, said the homeowners are a family in their 30s.

“They seem nice and polite but they always have company all the time,” Humes said. “The cops and FBI were there 6-7 months ago.”

The subject refused to respond to initial responding officers therefore Metro-LEC was called in to assist.

Several streets shut down in area

QUINCY, Mass.Police armed with dogs and assault rifles descended on a Quincy neighborhood Thursday afternoon in an apparent standoff with someone in a house near the Furnace Brook Parkway, the Patriot Ledger reported.

Watch Report

Police blocked off several residential streets as officials tried to coax someone out of a home near the intersection of Furnace Brook Parkway and Quarry Street. Someone could be heard calling “Brian, come out,” over a loud speaker around 3:30 p.m., more than an hour after police arrived on the scene.

Members of a tactical team carrying assault rifles set up position in nearby yards and a sniper could be seen stationed on a back porch. Several police dogs were also in the area.

The Norfolk County Sheriff and Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council set up mobile command centers and illuminated the streets with floodlights as the sun set Thursday night. Officers from as far away as Medway and Wellesley could be seen in the area.


BOSTON (CBS) – Two high-powered FBI guns stolen in Andover were recovered in Lawrence Friday.

The weapons, a Colt M16-A1 Rifle and a HS Precision Series 2000 Sniper Rifle, were stolen from a FBI SWAT vehicle parked at an agent’s home in Andover sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Weapons similar to those stolen from agent’s vehicle. (Credit FBI)
The FBI put out a public plea for help finding the weapons, even offering a reward of up to $20,000.



High-powered weapons stolen from FBI SWAT vehicle

Andover MA

Two high-powered rifles were stolen from an FBI SWAT vehicle in Andover, the FBI’s Boston office said Thursday.

The weapons, a Colt M16-A1 rifle and an HS Precision Pro-Series 2000 sniper rifle, were taken from the government vehicle Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

During that same time, items were stolen from other vehicles parked at nearby homes in Andover, the FBI said.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for the two weapons.

“The FBI continues to devote significant resources to locate these weapons (and) determine who stole them,” the bureau said in a statement.

Anyone with information should call the FBI at 617-742-5533 or the Andover Police Department at 978-475-0411.

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