A possible home invasion Had the Berkshire Special Response Team at the location Tuesday.
North Adams Police received a report Tuesday afternoon that an individual with a firearm had entered an apartment at 376 Union St. through a window.
IBerkshires reported that Police Chief Wood said in a statement released Last night.
"The caller reported the subject was armed with a firearm, threatening to harm her. The caller reported to dispatch that she had left the residence for her safety," Wood said in a statement released shortly before 9 p.m. "The caller believed the subject was still inside the apartment."
Police responded immediately, Several police cruisers and the chief were still outside the residence, a three-story apartment building on the old Union Street leading up to Berkshire Landings, at about 4:45 p.m.
Wood said the decision was made to activate the special response team, made up of law enforcement from various agencies, because of "the seriousness of the report."
While doing their investigation, police found certain things were not adding up within the version of events which led the police to believe the reported subject may not have been inside of the apartment."
The response team entered the apartment but found no one inside and the scene was cleared at 6:31 p.m. Wood said there would be follow-up into the incident.
The identity of the alleged suspect has not been determined. The Police and Chief do not believe there is any risk to public safety as this appeared to be an isolated and pointed event.
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