SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Massachusetts State Police took a person of interest into custody in Somerville, after briefly locking down Davis Square Wednesday morning when they say a bank robber shot at police officers.
However, Somerville police said shortly thereafter they said that person was not connected to the bank robbery and the hunt was still on for the suspect.
MSP said shortly before 11 a.m. an alleged bank robber was armed and dangerous somewhere along College Avenue near Davis Square. Residents were asked to shelter in their homes and stay inside as they searched for the man they say shot at officers.
Police say the officer who was shot at is safe and was unharmed.
WATCH: Surveillance video shows the suspect in the Somerville armed robbery running into someone and dropping his bag as he flees the scene. He was able to get away and police are still searching for him. https://t.co/h4N6r7OWtN #boston25 #somerville pic.twitter.com/J6WNOkrh3Y— Boston 25 News (@boston25) May 1, 2019
ARMED BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT FLED ON FOOT, RESIDENTS IN THE AREA USE CAUTION, STAY INDOORS IF POSSIBLE. REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO SPD. pic.twitter.com/kTXaO0hUpr— SomervillePolice (@SomervillePD) May 1, 2019
All entrances at Davis are reopened, including the busway. https://t.co/QGmh8hL49s— MBTA (@MBTA) May 1, 2019
INVESTIGATION ONGOING AT DAVIS SQ/ COLLEGE AVE AREA FOR #SOMERVILLE ARMED BANK ROBBERY THIS MORNING. SHOTS FIRED. SPD AND MSP ON SCENE. SUSPECT FLED ON FOOT. TRAFFIC IS CLOSED IN THIS AREA DURING THIS TIME. #OFFICERSAFETY #BOLO pic.twitter.com/rZxvjCxLB6— SomervillePolice (@SomervillePD) May 1, 2019
What we know about Somerville Bank Armed Robbery— Crystal Haynes (@crystalhaynes) May 1, 2019
✔️1 suspect still at large - armed and dangerous
✔️suspect, male, shot at Police - ofr okay
✔️initial arrest of an not connected to case. Man released
✔️firearm recovered - not clear connection @boston25 pic.twitter.com/5lwKgAH5hh
Be on the lookout for armed robbery suspect, occurred this A.M. in @somervillema @ Middlesex Federal Savings. Officer shot at, missed. Suspect: 5’10” Hispanic male, med-heavy build, fled on foot. Contact Somerville PD w/ any info. Please share. #OfficerSafety #BOLO #ArlingtonMA pic.twitter.com/aSsMn0KMGi— Arlington, MA Police (@ArlingtonMAPD) May 1, 2019
DEVELOPING - Numerous MSP units enroute to #Somerville for report of active shooter in area of College Avenue. Suspect is alleged to have robbed a bank and is believed armed. More to follow when available.— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) May 1, 2019
Somerville PD and MSP have one person in custody, no confirmation yet as to ID or role in incident. Investigation ongoing as to specifics and whether another suspect involved. Units remain in operation. https://t.co/hQ3vxUdfzu— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) May 1, 2019
Somerville suspect is alleged to have shot at Somerville Police. Residents in area are urged to use caution, stay indoors if possible, and report any suspicious persons or activity. https://t.co/mLXaG8ShfN— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) May 1, 2019
Davis Square T station was shut down due to the police action and armored units were brought in to patrol the area. All entrances to the station reopened shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
Police said a person of interest was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered, but could not say if either were connected to the bank robbery.
The investigation is ongoing.
This story will be updated.
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