SCITUATE, R.I. (WPRI) – Residents of a Scituate neighborhood were allowed back in their homes early Wednesday morning after they were temporarily evacuated due to a disturbance.
According to Rhode Island State Police Lt. Jay Gibbs, Scituate Police were called to a home on South Crestview Drive Tuesday night by a woman who said her husband had barricaded himself in a bedroom.
Dozens of local officers, along with state troopers, set up a perimeter around the home, because police were concerned the man may have been armed.
“I don’t want to say this was a precautionary thing,” Gibbs said, “but a threat assessment was conducted, and as a result, it was determined that there may be firearms in the residence that would rise to the level of a negotiating team and a tactical team.”
Negotiators were able to talk the man out of the house peacefully.
He was taken to the hospital to be checked out, and residents were allowed to return to their homes around 1:30 a.m.
Police did not release any names for privacy reasons.