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Springfield police end standoff peacefully

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A Springfield tactical unit was called to a home in the Sixteen Acres section of the city Wednesday night after a father called the department around 7 p.m. saying his son was out of control. 

A massive police presence surrounded the home on Aspen Road where Sgt. John Delaney said the 26-year-old son barricaded himself inside the home. 

As responding officers went down into the basement to try and calm the son down, they said he attacked them with a machete and a long scythe. The officers were able to block the attacks with a body bunker. 

Officers continued to negotiate with the man in the basement of that home for nearly 6 hours.

Commissioner William Fitchet and Deputy Chief John Barbieri were on-scene helping to end the situation peacefully.

Delaney said no one was injured and residents in the neighborhood were never in any danger. 

The man eventually surrendered after officers were able to defuse the situation. 

Commissioner Fitchet said the 26-year-old was taken by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center for an evaluation. 

As of right now, no charges have been filed.

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