Domestic incident prompts large police response in Boston’s Fenway section

BOSTON (WHDH) - Police say a domestic incident Tuesday afternoon prompted a massive emergency response in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.

SWAT teams and several Boston police officers responded around 1:30 p.m. to Kilmarnock Street at Peterborough Street and blocked off the area for hours.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says an “emotionally disturbed” man barricaded himself and his pregnant wife inside an apartment.

Evans says the man’s wife called police and reported that he was acting irrationally. No threats were made.

Officers eventually coxed the man into opening up his apartment door. Police say extreme precaution was taken because the man has a violent history. He was taken to Boston Medical Center for evaluation.

Guests and workers at the nearby Thornton’s Grill were evacuated from the area during the standoff. Workers inside say they were initially asked to stay away from windows before being told to leave.

Evans says it’s not yet clear if the man was armed but criminal charges could be filed.

The area has since been reopened. No injuries were reported.

No additional details were immediately available.

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