EVERETT, MASS. (WHDH) – Authorities are investigating after an Everett police officer shot a man who charged at officers with a sword after barricading himself inside an apartment building late Sunday night.
Officers and SWAT team members responding to a 911 call at a Buckman Street apartment building learned that a 45-year-old Everett man had barricaded himself inside, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
The man later exited the home while armed with a sword and advanced at officers, prompting them to first fire a non-lethal sponge round, which proved to be ineffective, before shooting him.
The suspect, whose name has not been released, was taken to a Boston hospital, where he is expected to recover.
One Everett police officer was also transported to an area hospital as a precaution.
Officers could be seen swarming the area before the man was shot.
Shocked neighborhood residents described the man as “super-friendly.” The man’s fiancée added that the incident was “scary” and “horrific.”
There was no immediate word on whether criminal charges have been filed.
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