Police disarm potential shooter

On May 23, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Acting on a tip, police proceeded to Davis Sq. last week on reports that a man, Daniel Matthews, 49, had been involved in an altercation with another man, and that Matthews was armed and possibly set on seeking retribution against this other man.

Police located Matthews’ car parked near Sligo Pub, where he is known by police to occasionally frequent.

As several officers approached the pub, intent on entering and questioning the man, Matthews reportedly exited the building and spotted the officers walking towards him.

The officers reportedly told Matthews that they wanted to speak with him.

Police report that Matthews then reached for something on his right side, but he was immediately stopped by the officers from brandishing the Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver that was retrieved from his person.

Matthews was placed under arrest and charged with carrying a firearm with ammunition, possession of a firearm without a FID card, and possession of ammunition without a FID card.


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