Police: Armed, barricaded individual taken into custody in Beverly

BEVERLY, MASS. (WHDH) - An armed and barricaded individual was taken into custody in Beverly Wednesday evening, according to police.

Beverly Police Chief John LeLacheur took to Twitter Wednesday around 6 p.m. evening to warn people to avoid Lovett Street due to “police activity.” It was later revealed that the activity was due to reports of the 20-year-old suspect.

The officers were in the area just before 5 p.m. to serve a court-issued restraining order when they said they made contact with the individual who exhibited signs of mental health distress and refused to come to the door, according to a release issued by police.

The  Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council was called in for assistance after officers learned there was a firearm in the home.

The man exited the residence around 6:30 p.m. and was transported to Beverly Hospital for evaluation.

No injuries were reported.

The man is expected to face a number of charges.

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