Norwood Police peacefully resolve the hours-long standoff with barricaded person inside hotel

NORWOOD, Mass. — Norwood Police peacefully resolved an hours-long standoff with a barricaded person inside a hotel room on Tuesday night.

Just after 10 p.m., police said the barricaded suspect surrendered and has been transported to a local hospital for treatment after barricading himself inside the Hampton Inn.

A firearm was recovered at the scene and there are no charges at this time.

Police tweeted at 9 p.m. that the person was still barricaded in the room but started speaking with police negotiators.

Heavily-armed law enforcement officials descended on the Hampton Inn on Route 1 around 1 p.m., and remained on the scene nearly 10 hours later, according to the Norwood Police Department.

A MetroLEC SWAT team was called to the scene to assist Norwood officers.

Video from the scene showed several police cruisers parked outside the hotel, as well K9 teams and emergency negotiators.

In a tweet, Norwood police said, “There is no threat to the community or to nearby businesses at the time. We will post here with any pertinent update.”

There were no additional details immediately available.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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