Massachusetts police standoff with heavily armed men ends in 11 arrests

A standoff overnight between Massachusetts State Police and “several heavily armed men” in the woods ended Saturday morning with 11 arrests, authorities said.

The ordeal, which started during a police traffic stop, led to the shutdown of part of Interstate 95 and a shelter-in-place order for the surrounding area on a busy holiday weekend, police said.

The standoff lasted almost nine hours, but police were able to resolve the situation “through a combination of negotiation and tactical measures,” including the use of armored vehicles, Massachusetts State Police Col. Christopher Mason said at a press conference.

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