[UPDATE 1:33 p.m.: Peaceful Surrender!] Barricaded Subject in Bracut
According to Lt. Ken Swithenbank, “There is a barricaded subject.” At this point law enforcement doesn’t know if there is a hostage.
We’ll be updating as soon as we know more.
UPDATE 11:45 a.m.: No hostages
and the neighbors have been evacuated, according to Swithenbank. The man has not yet responded to law enforcement.
UPDATE 11:55 a.m.: Swithenbank said that the earlier information he had that the neighbors have been evacuated is incorrect. The surrounding trailers are empty. “It is not a swat call at this time,” he said. The man has no warrants but is distraught. “His phone is dead or he is refusing to answer.”
UPDATE 1:33 p.m.: According to Lt. Swithinbank, the subject “stepped outside and was taken into custody without incident.” The situation began when the subject contacted a friend who became concerned for him. Law enforcement was requested to do a welfare check. “The subject was suicidal,” Swithenbank said. But fortunately, a police negotiator was able to talk him into surrendering peacefully.