Charlestown Man Arrested after Police Standoff
The suspect allegedly held a woman at gunpoint in a Medford Street apartment for two hours.
Editor's note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction. All individuals mentioned are presumed innocent until they are found guilty in a court of law.
A Charlestown man remains in jail after he allegedly held a woman at gunpoint in a Medford Street apartment on Friday evening.
Michael Morrison, 56, is being held over the weekend on charges of kidnapping, assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, according to an update posted on the Boston Police Department website.
Boston Police officers from Charlestown’s District A-15 responded to the area of 170 Medford St. on Friday, Jan. 11 at around 6:31 p.m. for the report of a person with a gun. At the scene, a witness told police that a white male wearing a yellow T-shirt was inside apartment 232 with a gun.
Officers were directed to the first-floor apartment where they knocked, announcing “Boston Police” several times, according to reports. Police heard a male and female voice coming from inside the apartment but there was no response at the door.
“Officers who were underneath the window of the apartment observed a white male with eye glasses, wearing a yellow T-shirt physically struggling with a black female with blonde hair wearing a gray T-shirt,” according to Boston Police reports. “Officers again announced their presence and gave suspect Morrison multiple verbal commands to release the victim.”
At that point, police heard one gun shot from inside the apartment. No injuries were observed following the shot, according to reports.
Police remained in a standoff with the suspect for about two hours. Officers eventually convinced the man to open the door and allow himself to be arrested.