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Police involved in 1-hour standoff with woman armed with gun

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State and Agawam police were involved in a standoff with an armed woman on Monday. State and Agawam police were involved in a standoff with an armed woman on Monday.

Police were involved in a one-hour standoff with a woman who held a gun to her head in the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot on Main Street on Monday.

Earlier in the day, police were advised to be on the lookout for a vehicle being driven by a 52-year-old woman, according to Agawam police Sgt. Jennifer Blanchette.

After scouring the area where the woman was thought to be traveling, officers came upon her pulling into the Dunking Donuts parking lot at 389 Main St. at about 11:40 a.m., Blanchette said.

As officers approached her vehicle to check her well being, she grabbed a handgun and held it to her head. The woman refused to speak with officers or put the gun down.

A standoff ensued for approximately one hour while officers made several attempts to speak with her, as she held the firearm to her head the entire time. Main Street in front of the Dunkin' Donuts was closed until approximately 12:30 p.m.

All employees and patrons were removed from the restaurant without being harmed.

At the end of the hour the female agreed to throw the gun out the window and exit her car, which she did without further incident, Blanchette said

She was transported to Baystate Medical Center.

State police, and Agawam and Enfield police responded to the incident.

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