Wanted felon placed in custody after five-hour standoff in South Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) - Stephen Gingras, 39, of Manchester New Hampshire was placed in custody after a five-hour standoff with the Boston Police SWAT Team in South Boston.

Investigators from the Fugitive Unit learned Gingras, who was considered armed and dangerous, was in the area of 9 Orton-Moratta Way.

Gingras was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including the Monday evening bank robbery inside the Stop and Shop in Bedford, and another bank robbery in Salem N.H.

Officials confirmed Gingras was inside the South Boston residence and moved in. The suspect attempted to jump out of the second-story window, then retreated inside and barricaded himself.

The SWAT team made a forced entry after hours of negotiations, put the suspect in custody, and recovered a fully loaded rifle.

Gingras will appear in South Boston District Court on numerous charges including Fugitive from Justice Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device Wednesday.

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