Residents in Somerville were relieved to have a suspect taken into custody on Thursday.
State Police said James Morales, 35, was captured in Somerville shortly before 4 p.m. Police believe Morales attempted to rob the Century Bank in Somerville before troopers spotted him on Broadway.
Morales was captured by Trooper Joseph Merrick after a brief foot pursuit as he attempted to jump a fence near Foss Park, police said. Witnesses in the area said they saw Morales jump over several fences in an attempt to evade police.
Video sent to 7News by a neighbor captured the inmate’s arrest.
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