Armed fugitive shoots at police serving arrest warrant in Middleborough – MassLive.com

A fugitive wanted by police shot at law enforcement in Middleborough Wednesday morning, forcing police to surround the home.

Middleborough Police and deputies from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Unit were serving an arrest warrant on a wanted fugitive at 469 Wareham St. around 9:30 a.m., police said.

“Upon seeing the officers approach, the suspect opened fire with a long gun,” according to a news release.

None of the officers were struck. Law enforcement pulled back, took cover and surrounded the home.

The Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT Team has been called to the scene for mutual aid.

The fugitive, who has not been named, barricaded himself inside the home. Officers are working to negotiate his surrender.

Route 28 was closed in both directions between Interstate 495 and Spruce Street. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Police Chief Joseph Perkins urged businesses and residents between I-495 and Locust Street, along Route 28, to shelter in place. The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing responded to the scene. 

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