Cambridge Police report successfully taking into custody a man they say "pulled a weapon on his health-care worker and then barricaded himself inside his large, multi-unit Massachusetts Avenue residential building apartment" this afternoon.
Police say officers responded to the man's apartment in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Avenue after getting a 911 call from the worker, who had gone to their to provide the man with medication.
The resident became upset, demanded money from the health care worker, and then pulled a weapon on her. The health care worker was able to safely escape by running out of the apartment and calling 911.
Officers, Pro EMS, and the local Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) were notified by Cambridge Emergency Communications. Officers and Pro EMS quickly arrived on-scene. Prior to the arrival of a clinician from CBHC, Crisis Negotiators from the Cambridge Police were able to establish a dialogue with the barricaded male while in the apartment building’s hallway and successfully talk him into exiting his apartment. The male was sectioned to a local hospital. He also had three warrants for his arrest, which included breaking and entering at nighttime, malicious destruction of property, and criminal harassment.