Arlington Police: Barricade closes city street

ARLINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Arlington Police barricaded an area on Silk Street Friday morning when a man allegedly threatened police and waved a knife.

Police Spokesman John Guilfoil said a man screamed at police officers and waved a knife at Silk Street in Arlington.

The Arlington Police Department said they had barricaded the man in an initial tweet around 6 a.m.

Guilfoil said there were no injuries and that the suspect was taken into custody.

A SWAT team from the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council was also on the scene, according to Guilfoil.

NEMLEC is made up of officers from police departments in Middlesex and Essex Counties, and two County Sheriff’s Departments.

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