NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — A man who barricaded himself in his home and prompted a brief shelter-in-place order in a Massachusetts town has been arrested.
The incident happened Friday morning in Newburyport.
Police say the 57-year-old man, who they didn’t identify, had refused to allow police to enter his home as officers investigated a reported break-in at a nearby gas station.
Police said witnesses saw a suspect matching the man’s description run into a residence a few blocks away, potentially armed.
They say the man is currently at the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport for evaluation. No charges have yet been filed.