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2 in Custody After Standoff at Easton, Massachusetts Home

Authorities began searching for 25-year-old Anthony Tatarouns at about 1:30 a.m.

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    Two people are in police custody following a nearly 8-hour standoff at a home in Easton, Massachusetts on Monday morning.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 16, 2017)

    Two people are in police custody following a nearly 8-hour standoff at a home in Easton, Massachusetts on Monday morning.

    Authorities began searching for 25-year-old Anthony Tatarouns around 1:30 a.m. in connection with a domestic altercation in North Attleboro. He was believed to be traveling to Easton with friends.

    When his vehicle was spotted outside of 25 Old Foundry St. around 2 a.m., police were called to the scene and surrounded the home. A SWAT team and officers from neighboring communities were also called to scene because police believed Tatarouns and his friends were armed. At one point, flash bombs were used by authorities.

    "I said, 'Wow that's a bomb going off.'" neighbor John Franciosa said. "I said to my wife, 'It's not a shotgun.'"

    Standoff in Easton Ends With One in Custody

    [NECN] Standoff in Easton Ends With One in Custody

    A police standoff at a home in Easton, Massachusetts ended with one man in custody Monday morning.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 16, 2017)

    The eight people inside eventually came out around 11 a.m., including Tatarouns. Police said he was not armed.

    Tatarouns has been charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and intimidation of a witness.

    One of the occupants of the house, Jordan Creech, 22, of Boston was also taken into custody on an outstanding warrant out of Stoughton District Court on an unrelated charge.

    Residents in the area had been asked to stay away, but police say there is no longer a public safety concern.

    Police were still on scene on Monday afternoon continuing to search the house for weapons.

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