An unidentified suspect in Massachusetts who barricaded himself in a burning house and exchanged fire with law enforcement was reportedly killed in the Monday night standoff.
Massachusetts State Police and several other departments were called into assist when Chelsea police took fire from a man who had barricaded himself into his home and threatened to shoot his wife.
Nearby police agencies sent forth a negotiator to deal with the incident, but to no avail
At some point, the house caught fire, prompting the Chelsea Fire Department to be called in, some of them wearing bullet-resistant vests while they battled the blaze.
According to CFD Chief Brian Kyes, the wife and her 10-year-old had safely fled the home during the fire.
Thank you to ALL personnel who responded to an incredibly chaotic and volatile scene. Their collective heroic actions no doubt saved lives. pic.twitter.com/P5LnqIe4K7
— Chief Brian Kyes (@ChiefKyes) May 23, 2017
It was later discovered that the suspect -who is about 38 years of age- was found dead in the home of a gunshot wound. At this time, it is unknown whether the wound was self-inflicted or otherwise.
According to MassLive, the suspect was the only casualty on the scene and an investigation is underway.
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