Suspect Arrested after Standoff with Police in Charlestown
At about 6:31pm on Friday, January 11, 2013 officers from District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to reports of a person with a gun in the area of 170 Medford Street.
Upon arrival officers interviewed a 41 year old male witness on scene who reported that a white male (later identified as) Michael Morrison, 56 years old, wearing a yellow t-shirt was inside apartment #232 and believed to be armed with a firearm.
The witness directed officers to the first floor apartment. Officers knocked on the door and announced “Boston Police” multiple times. Officers could hear a male and a female voice coming from inside the apartment but no response at the door.
Officers who were underneath the window of the apartment observed a white male with eye glasses, wearing a yellow t-shirt physically struggling with a black female with blonde hair wearing a gray t-shirt. Officers again announced their presence and gave suspect Morrison multiple verbal commands to release the victim. At which point officers heard one shot from inside the apartment. Further observation revealed no injuries.
After an approximate two hour standoff with the suspect Morrison, officers were able to successfully negotiate the suspect to open the apartment door and be placed into custody. Morrison was unable to produce a license to carry a firearm. The 32 years old female victim was safely escorted from the apartment to a waiting ambulance for a medical evaluation.
Michael B. Morrison, 56, of Charlestown was arrested and charged with Kidnapping, Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Firearm Discharged Within 500ft of Dwelling.