Woburn standoff ends, suspect arrested
WOBURN, Mass. (WHDH) -- A man was arrested Wednesday after a standoff with police in Woburn.
“He was resistant to coming out of the house for a period of minutes,” said Chief Robert Ferullo of the Woburn police department.
When the 24-year-old man did come out of the Elm Street home, he told police he had explosives inside.
The neighborhood was quickly sealed off. The Linscott-Rumford Elementary School, located across the street, was put into safe mode. The NEMLEC SWAT team, state police bomb squad and ATF were called to the scene. Police said they didn’t want to take any chances.
“We’ve recovered some explosive material, no bombs, but some material that in proper manner could have become explosive devices,” said Ferullo.
Officials found gun powder inside the home.
“Parents live at the house, he has been taken into custody. The ATF has done their job, so we’re happy with what’s been done to this point,” said Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin.
The suspect has been charged with possession of bomb-making materials, among other things. He is expected to be arraigned Thursday morning.