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Police in Standoff on Medford Street [UPDATE 9:24 p.m.]

A suspect is reportedly barricaded inside a unit.

[UPDATE Friday, 9:22 p.m.]

NECN and others are reporting on Twitter that Boston Police have a suspect in custody in the standoff on Medford Street. They are also reporting that there have been no injuries and that police are clearing the scene.

[UPDATE Friday, 8:57 p.m.]

Boston Police are in a standoff with a barricaded suspect at 170 Medford St. in Charlestown.

According to BPD spokesperson Officer Neva Coakley, police received a call about the incident at 6:26 p.m. One shot was fired, but there are no reported injuries at this time.

Police have evacuated one building and were about to evacuate another building at about 9 p.m., Coakley said.

She had no further details and was not sure which streets might be closed down.

According to scanner reports, police were evacuating residents in adjoining units and contacting residents in the surrounding area to warn them against looking out windows.

Several Twitter users following the incident on police scanners and otherwise have reported that Boston SWAT is on the scene and that State Police have also been called in.

Early reports from public safety Twitter user Mike Moura stated that police had requested a hostage negotiator and that officers at the scene were ordered to put on bulletproof vests.

Interested Party January 12, 2013 at 08:08 PM
18 hrs later (3PM) and nothing more (not that there was much to begin with), Not cutting edge journalism.
Brian Morrison January 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM
yeah plus they got all the info 3rd hand...we heard from Twitter that someone said they heard on the police radio that maybe...... come on! this is how misinformation is spread. I think if the c-town patch continues with this kind of reporting I won't be coming back and maybe you shouldn't either....just sayin'

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