State, local police dealing with “despondent man” in Cummington

Hampshire County

CUMMINGTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A state police tactical response team and a helicopter were called in to assist police in the Hampshire County town of Cummington, after a report of a despondent man.

State Police Lt. Tom Ryan told 22News that troopers were called to assist Cummington police at around noontime. He said that a hostage negotiator, their STOP team tactical unit, and police dogs were brought-in to help.

The State Police “Air-Wing” helicopter was also called-in.

Additional information about the situation was not immediately available, and Ryan declined to specify where exactly in town the incident is taking place.

22News will provide you with the latest information as it becomes available.

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