Armed man atop Fall River roof taken into custody without incident

The suspect was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital for medical evaluation. Police said criminal charges were pending further investigation.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) – A scary situation in Fall River was diffused Tuesday night, as police were able to take an armed man into custody without incident.

Fall River police responded to a storage facility on Davol Street around 5 p.m. Tuesday after receiving reports that someone had fired a gun. As soon as they arrived at the scene, police said they located a male on top of the storage facility’s roof. The suspect, police said, was holding a weapon.

Police officers said they were able to take the suspect, identified only as a 29-year-old male, into custody. No serious injuries were reported.

The suspect was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital for medical evaluation. Police said criminal charges were pending further investigation.

 

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