Quincy Street Code-99 SWAT Standoff Ends Peacefully

Early Thursday morning at approximately 06:00 hours Boston EMS and Boston Police from District B-2 responded to the area of Fayston Street and Mascoma Street in Roxbury for the report of a person stabbed. First arriving officers located a 15-year-old male who had been stabbed multiple times and was bleeding heavily, they immediately requested for a push on EMS.

When EMTs and Paramedics arrived on scene they began caring for the boy who was quickly transported to a local area hospital. After the boy was taken from the scene, Officers began to canvas the area in search for a crime scene.

They located a blood trail which they followed down Dunkeld Street to Quincy Street and eventually to the window of 187 Quincy Street. As officers continued to investigate they quickly noticed a man inside of the street level residence, covered in blood and holding a knife. Police attempted to make contact with the man however he refused to open to the door or cooperate.

The tactical response cars with SWAT personnel were called to the scene and quickly took up positions around the home. Again they tried to speak with the man and de-escalate the situation, however they were unsuccessful. A Code-99 was eventually declared with negotiators and a full a SWAT call up responding to the scene.

For hours negotiators attempted to convince the man to give up, however after countless attempts the decision was made to force the door, using gas and other non-lethal tools to subdue the suspect. The man was taken by Boston EMS to local area hospital for evaluation.

Due to the nature of the incident being a suspected act of domestic violence, no further information is available at this time.