Standoff on Derby Street in Somerville

By William Tauro 

Late Wednesday afternoon Somerville Police along with Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) officers surrounding house located at 26 Derby Street in Somerville that was involved in a domestic dispute break up with his girlfriend when he barricaded himself inside the house armed with a weapon and refused to surrender to police. 

At 3:40 PM police entered the house and apprehended the suspect and transported him to a hospital via ambulance.  

The story is still developing…

The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) is a consortium of police departments in Middlesex and Essex Counties, and two County Sheriff’s Departments. Member agencies operate by sharing resources and personnel, collectively providing services to each other that might not be available to one. NEMLEC coordinates this sharing of personnel and resources to provide its member agencies with the ability to provide supplemental services to the 1.7 million people in the 925 square miles they serve. 
NEMLEC is a professional organization that is directed by the priorities and needs of its members. This means that officers from NEMLEC’s agencies can be made available in other communities during an emergency or event that requires police services beyond what local police may have. NEMLEC coordinates the provision of mutual aid and the sharing of these officers between agencies, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Section 40, Paragraphs 8G and 4J. Responding officers that report to provide mutual aid are under complete control of, and follow all commands given by, the local police chief of the department that requests our services.

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