Reading Police and NEMLEC SWAT Respond After Shot Fired


Reading Police Department
David Clark, Deputy Chief
15 Union St.
Reading, MA 01867

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Reading Police and NEMLEC SWAT Respond After Shot Fired

READING — Deputy Chief David Clark reports that the Reading Police Department and its law enforcement partners are on scene at a home where a man barricaded himself inside after allegedly firing a single shot into the air earlier tonight.

At approximately 11:45 p.m., Reading Police were dispatched to the area of 183 Woburn St. for a report of a weapon being fired. Upon arrival, officers determined that a man stepped outside of a residence and fired a single handgun round into the air. Nobody was struck or injured by the round. 

The man subsequently returned inside the residence, and Reading Police and members of the Northeast Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) SWAT team are working to bring a safe conclusion to the situation. 

A preliminary investigation has led officers to believe that the man is alone inside the residence.

This is a developing situation and more updates will be provided as they become available. Any media responding to Reading should stage at the corner of Haven and Chute Streets.