Adams Police Make Arrest After Armed Standoff
ADAMS, Mass. — Police arrested a man Sunday after an armed standoff.
Police responded to a call about a domestic assault and battery in progress at a Commercial Street residence around noon Sunday. According to a press release from the Adams Police Department, upon arrival, police found a woman who had escaped from the house. She advised the officers that there was an armed man inside the home with her two children.
"She stated that he was armed with a firearm and threatened to shoot responding officers," the release stated.
Officers led the woman to safety and called the state police for backup, as well as the North Adams Police Department and the Berkshire County Special Response Team.
While backup was en route, Adams Police made contact with the man in the house via telephone. He agreed to surrender. He exited the home and was arrested without incident.
"The firearm was located and secured, and the children were located and were also deemed to be safe," according to the release.
The man was transported to the Adams Police Department. He was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail and will await arraignment at Northern Berkshire District Court to face multiple charges from this incident.