Man surrenders after two-hour standoff in Boston

By Brian R. Ballou, Boston Globe staff writer
© Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company

A Mattapan neighborhood was tossed into chaos yesterday afternoon when a man who had fired several shots near Westmore Road barricaded himself and a woman inside a multifamily house, surrendering after a two-hour standoff, police said.

A police sergeant working a detail on Harvard Street yesterday about 1:45 p.m. heard gunshots and seconds later located a male suspect, who fled on foot when he saw the officer, said Rafael E. Ruiz, deputy superintendent. "There was a woman with him. They ran into 78 Westmore."

Ruiz said the sergeant called for backup, reporting a possible hostage situation. Police then swarmed into the neighborhood.

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