- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) - Police say officers have seized seven guns, a crossbow, knives and boxes of ammunition from a Holyoke home where a distraught veteran barricaded himself during a six-hour standoff last week.

The Republican (https://bit.ly/2appHVA ) reports that police said Monday they’re trying to determine whether the weapons were licensed or owned by the man.

Police say he was hospitalized for evaluation after the standoff ended around 1 a.m. Friday when officers used beanbag rounds to disable the man when he stepped outside with a rifle on his chest.

Lt. James Albert says the man’s name hasn’t been released since it’s unclear if charges will be brought against him.

Chief James Neiswanger (NICE’-wong-er) has said he believes the 26-year-old man served in the Army and may have been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, https://www.masslive.com/news/

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