Police: Barricaded Suspect In Newburyport Taken Into Custody
Police said a barricaded suspect in Newburyport was taken into custody on Atkinson Street in Newburyport, according to a Facebook post from Newburyport Police Department.
A shelter-in-place had been issued for the surrounding area but was lifted around 10 a.m. Friday morning when the suspect was taken into custody, per police. The individual was taken into custody without incident, the post said.
Newburyport police said a large police presence in the area spurred them to advise the public to steer clear from Winter Street to Olive Street.
Here is the update posted by Newburyport police on Friday:
UPDATE: Shelter in place for this area has been lifted. Suspect has been safely taken into custody without incident. Thank you for your cooperation.
Police are currently dealing with a barricaded suspect on Atkinson St. There is a large police presence in the area. Please stay clear of the the area between Winter and Olive streets until further notice.
According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a barricaded individual is someone who has taken a position in a physical location and does not allow immediate police access. The individual may also refuse police orders to exit the location, per the IACP.
"These types of situations can be highly volatile," an excerpt on the IACP website read. "and have potential to endanger the lives of officers and others."