State Police: Haverhill standoff suspect in custody

HAVERHILL, MASS. (WHDH) - A suspect was taken into custody Monday night hours after a standoff began in Haverhill.

Police said footprints in the snow led them to 37-year-old Carlos Perez, who was wanted in connection with a robbery from last month. Perez allegedly ran into a basement apartment of a house on Franklin Street. The owner of the house said he knows Perez.

Police said Perez pointed a gun at officers while inside. Police said the officers then fired multiple shots.

Several hours later, Perez surrendered and was taken out of the apartment on a stretcher. He was not injured but was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

A Haverhill officer with 15 years experience was put on administrative leave but it is not known if he was the one who fired the shots.

Perez will be arraigned tomorrow.


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