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Barricade Situation Safely Resolved by the Cambridge Police

A 30-year-old Cambridge man was safely taken into custody and then transported to a local hospital last night following a reported armed assault. After the armed assault, he barricaded himself in his home until Cambridge Police officers were able to successfully enter and place the man into custody.

Shortly after 7 p.m., a witness saw the defendant and a female victim arguing outside an East Cambridge apartment and the defendant use a large knife to cut the victim’s hair. The victim was able to escape from the defendant and she was later found by officers. While she initially refused medical assistance, she was later transported to a local hospital.

The defendant then returned to his Gore Street residence and barricaded himself inside the home. Tactical Units and Crisis Negotiators were brought to the scene and a perimeter was secured around the home. Roads were closed in the immediate area and a loud speaker was utilized in an effort to make contact with the defendant. A family member and friend of the family exited the home and officers were able to speak with them further about the situation. Members of the Cambridge Police Special Response Team later successfully entered the home and were able to take the defendant into custody. While in the home, officers were also able to recover a machete. After he was taken into custody, the defendant was transported to a local hospital by Pro Ems. Once released from the hospital, he will be summonsed to Cambridge District Court and face multiple charges, including Armed Robbery, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Battery.

The name of the defendant is not being released due to the summons and hospitalization for treatment that was not injury-related.   

Page was posted on 12/7/2022 12:24 PM
Page was last modified on 12/7/2022 1:37 PM
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