‘Potentially Armed' Suspect in Custody After Police Chase in Canton

Another suspect involved in the incident was earlier taken into custody

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A "potentially armed" suspect was taken into custody in Canton, Massachusetts, Thursday after a chase, authorities said.

Massachusetts State Police said the suspect fled his vehicle after a chase near Ponkapoag Golf Course. Another suspect from the same incident had been taken into custody at the time of the chase, police said.

A search began just after 10:30 a.m. when state police said one of two men in a silver Ford Edge reportedly showed a handgun "during an encounter" with Boston police.

One of the men was located and arrested but the driver of the vehicle took off, police said.

Minutes later, a state police trooper spotted the vehicle traveling on Interstate 93 northbound in Braintree. After losing sight of the vehicle, it was then spotted again in Canton.

While pursuing the vehicle, police said the driver showed a handgun to the trooper.

Numerous state and local police were called in to assist and the vehicle eventually pulled into a driveway on Turnpike Street and the suspect fled on foot, police said.

A perimeter was set up and the MSP Air Wing and K-9 units were called in.

Eventually the suspect, later identified as Jaumell Clayton, 29, was seen walking in the area and taken into custody, police said.

Clayton was taken back to Boston where he will face charges. The department also plans to seek charges on the other suspect, police said.

The exact charges for both suspects have not yet been determined but police are still searching for evidence related to the incident.

Earlier, Canton police told residents in the area of 116 Turnpike St. to stay inside and lock their doors.

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