Craig Davis, Chief
137 Main Street
Ashland, MA 01721
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Ashland Police Respond to Residence After Family Feared Man May Harm Himself
ASHLAND — Chief Craig Davis reports that the Ashland Police Department responded Thursday morning to a home after family members feared a man may attempt to harm himself.
Police and fire responded to a multifamily home on Pleasant Street after receiving a report that a 28-year-old male resident was in possession of a firearm and was threatening to harm himself.
Out of an abundance of caution, police surrounded the home and made contact with the resident. After several minutes, officers were able to convince the man to exit the home.
The resident was taken to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation. No charges are expected, and police did not find a firearm inside the residence.
“In situations like this, our primary concern is for the safety of all parties. We were given information that there may be a firearm involved, so officers surrounded and contained the home,” Chief Davis said. “Thankfully, we were able to convince this individual to come out peacefully.”
Chief Davis also wishes to thank local residents for their patience this morning during the police activity. No one was hurt.