For Immediate Release: 4/2/2021 2:51 pm
Officers were called to the area of 87 Canterbury Street at approximately 9:15 AM for a report of a barricaded suspect. Officers were told that a male was in a room on the first floor of the apartment armed with knives and a wrench.
Officers positioned themselves outside the building and attempted to negotiate with the suspect. The suspect came to the back door and started to yell at officers. He then proceeded to swing a large wrench at them. The suspect went back inside and grabbed a bowl filled with yellow liquid. He threw the liquid at officers. One officer was hit in the face and needed to get his eyes flushed at the hospital. Other officers were also evaluated at the hospital after being hit with the liquid.
The suspect then took hold of the wrench again and started to attack police. Officers were able to disarm the suspect. He was in possession of two knives and the wrench. The suspect was apprehended and taken into custody.
The Massachusetts State Police Hazmat Team arrived on scene to analyze the liquid that was thrown at police. It was determined that the liquid/chemicals used were prescription medication, mixed with acetone and urine.
Charges are pending.