Shelter-in-place lifted after suspect taken into custody in Newburyport

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (WHDH) — Police in Newburyport lifted a shelter-in-place after they took a suspect into custody Wednesday afternoon

Officials said a 19-year-old Hispanic man fled Thursday afternoon from police on Storey Avenue when officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant in conjunction with the Department of Children and Families.

A shelter-in-place was put into effect in the area of Port Plaza as police searched for the man.

“Police were swarming there, guns were drawn, they had people on the ground,” said Stephanie Trow, who works at the McDonald’s in Port Plaza.

Police armed with assault rifles soon found the suspect nearby and arrested him. Police have not released the man’s name or said why he was wanted.

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