Adams police arrest man following 'armed standoff' on Commercial Street

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ADAMS — A man was arrested Sunday afternoon following what Adams police called an "armed standoff" at a Commercial Street home.

Police did not identify the man, but he is expected to be arraigned on multiple charges Monday morning in Northern Berkshire District Court, according to a post on the Adams Police Department's Facebook page. He was being held on $10,000 bail.

Officers responding to a reported domestic violence assault arrived to find a woman who had escaped the house. She told the officers the father of their children was inside with them, was armed and had threatened to shoot police.

Police led her to safety and called for backup.

But before others arrived, Adams police called the man inside and he agreed to surrender, came outside and was arrested. The children were safe, police said. Police found the gun.

"Due to the nature of the incident no further information is available at this time," police said.

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