UPDATE: ALL CLEAR at 6:34 p.m. SUSPECT IN CUSTODY.
Mark Murray, City Marshal
4 Green St.
Newburyport, MA 01950
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Newburyport Police Searching for Wanted Suspect, Residents Advised to Shelter in Place
NEWBURYPORT — City Marshal Mark Murray reports that the Newburyport Police Department is engaged in an active search for a wanted suspect who may be armed and should be considered dangerous.
Late this afternoon, Newburyport Police, serving an arrest warrant in conjunction with the Department of Children and Families, attempted to arrest a 19-year-old male suspect at a location on Storey Avenue. The suspect fled from authorities and is currently on the run.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, last seen wearing a gray shirt and black shorts.
As a result of the ongoing police effort, Newburyport Police have issued a shelter-in-place warning to residents, visitors, and business owners in the area of the Port Plaza.
Multiple K-9 units from area communities are assisting in the search.
This is a breaking news update. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.