The Boston Police SWAT team arrested a fugitive wanted on several outstanding warrants, including bank robberies in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Boston Police SWAT arrested Stephen Gingras, age 39, of Manchester, New Hampshire after a five hour standoff in the area of 9 Orton-Moratta Way in South Boston on Wednesday morning.
According to Boston Police, investigators from the Fugitive Unit learned on Tuesday night that Gingras was armed and dangerous and possibly in the area.
Gingras was wanted for bank robberies out of Bedford, Massachusetts and Salem, New Hampshire.
During the standoff, Gingras displayed an AK-47-style assault rifle.
Once officers learned he was inside the building, they moved in to arrest him, however, Gingras attempted to jump out of a second story window. But then he instead retreated inside and barricaded himself inside.
Police were unable to negotiate with Gingras and eventually forced their way into the building and placed him under arrest.
Officers recovered a fully loaded .762 caliber Century Arms Inc. rifle with a large capacity magazine during the standoff.
The area was secured pending an investigation.
Gingras will appear in South Boston District Court on various charges, including fugitive from justice, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device before facing extradition to New Hampshire.
On Monday night, Gingras allegedly robbed a Citizens Bank inside a Stop and Shop on Great Road in Bedford, Massachusetts.
He faces charges out of Bedford for unarmed robbery, larceny over $250, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and being a fugitive from justice.
On Tuesday, he allegedly robbed a Citizens Bank on Cluff Crossing Road in Salem, New Hampshire. Police there were able to recover a stolen vehicle they believe Gingras used in the robbery.
Salem Police also assisted Boston Police with the arrest on Wednesday morning.