A man wielding a knife was stopped by police in Saugus Monday evening around 9:20 p.m.
Police arrived at Woodbury Avenue after a report of a disturbance. Police said that when they arrived, the man came out of a building holding the knife.
Officers tried to de-escalate the situation, but say when the man refused, they deployed a "bean bag projectile", which allowed the officers to place him into custody.
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The suspect's name is not being released at this time. The incident is still under investigation, police said.