NEWBURY, MASS. (WHDH) - A tense SWAT situation in Newbury on Wednesday afternoon came to a peaceful end.
Authorities were called to the home on Hay Street for what they say was an isolated incident involving a high-risk suspect who was threatening police officers.
Video from SKY7 HD showed police in tactical gear breaking down the door of the home and rushing inside. The woman was then seen being carried out of the home and to a waiting cruiser.
Police discovered as many as a dozen unlicensed weapons in the homes, including long guns.
“They did what they call a breach and they slowly communicate all the time with her,” said Newbury Police Chief John Lucey. “I am not going to get into specifics of what their protocols are but I can say that it was just a very controlled resolve.”
That woman, whose name was not released, was taken to Newburyport District Court to face charges. She was later moved to an area hospital.
No injuries were reported and Lucey said the public was never in any danger.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. This was a perfect, perfect outcome,” he said. “Nobody got hurt. The person is getting the help that she needs.”
No further details have been made available.
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