Weapons Found in Home After Woman Made Threats to Officers in Newbury: Police

Newbury police responded to a home on Hay Street Wednesday morning

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A woman was removed from her home and police found weapons inside after concerning calls prompted a large police response in Newbury Wednesday.

Newbury police said the woman in the home on Hay Street was reportedly having psychological issues and appeared to be in distress.

"It was the culmination of several phone calls from the residence from this person that it was easy to discern that there were some troubles going on there and she needed some assistance," Newbury Police Chief John Lucey said.

According to the police chief, the woman made threats to police and responding officials, and they were concerned she could be armed, prompting them to bring in the high risk response team. Images from the scene showed officers in tactical gear multiple police vehicles converged outside the home. Police said the situation began in the morning and continued into the afternoon.

"It’s a very slow process, no urgency we don’t want to escalate it, we don’t want to accelerate it if we don’t have to. It was just a very slow encounter and dialogue with the subject again ended peacefully for everybody," Lucey explained.

The woman was eventually taken out of the home and will be evaluated and treated. Police said they are still taking inventory of the weapons found inside, but that it was enough to be concerning.

There is no active threat to the community.

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