A breaking story with armed principles in a Neighborhood in Fitchburg:
Update: At the request of police I will not be able to provide more updates at this time
Update 2: I can now provide some further updates including two videos shot at the time of the events in question.
In summary here is what we I know based on witnesses In the neighborhood I have interviewed and direct observation.
Between the hours of 9-10 AM three different people in the neighborhood reported the sounds of firecrackers or shots.
2-3 hours later neighbors saw two black men having a loud argument in the middle of the street, a woman ran out toward them screaming “please don’t”. At which time multiple people in the neighborhood called police.
After uploading the first video I returned to scene and shot this.
Multiple witnesses saw a weapon passed from one of the men to the other before they headed back toward 21 Fulton Street.
It is at this point where the first video was shot. When I returned outside I shot this
and then this:
After the third video a large amount of state police joined the Fitchburg police. Fulton street was closed from from Doane street to Caine street and no less that 14 marked & unmarked cars from both State and local police arrived.
Later in the afternoon a vehicle with armor arrived and several people address military style arrived and entered the address.
As of the time of this update 5:15 PM there are still three local police cars & officers on site on site. I can not confirm a motive for the dispute (domestic dispute, criminal activity?) although at least one neighbor stated that the sound of loud arguing from the multi-family building is common.
To my knowledge no official statements have been released to the press at this time.