Standoff ends without injury in Feeding Hills

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FEEDING HILLS, Mass. (WWLP) – The hours-long standoff in Feeding Hills has come to an end. 

Agawam Police Chief Eric Gillis told 22News no one was injured, but the man was taken to the hospital for evaluation. 

Gillis said officers were first called to a home at the end of Joanne Circle for a wellbeing check at 9:30 a.m. Once they got there, they found a man inside his home who they believed to be armed based on their records. After evacuating surrounding residents and establishing a perimeter, local and state police made contact with him and he allegedly indicated he was armed.

Gillis said the man eventually came out of his home with a handgun and remained in the yard in the sun until about 3:00 p.m. The chief said he believes the sun got to him, and that’s when state police were able move in and end the standoff.  

No one else was in the home at the time of the incident. Gillis would not provide the exact address of the home, but 22News saw the police activity concentrated near Joanne Circle’s intersection with Gina Drive. 

Agawam police are continuing their investigation into the incident. 

The full news conference with Chief Gillis can be viewed below.

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