Yesterday at 2:52 PM Pittsfield Police responded to a Domestic Disturbance at 157 Eleanor Road in Pittsfield. The subject of the disturbance was a 39-year-old male with mental health concerns.

Initial responding officers determined that the subject had barricaded himself alone inside the residence. Circumstances dictated that Eleanor Road be closed and Detectives called to assist while patrol units attempted to contact the subject using a variety of methods. Contact was made briefly and then terminated by the subject.

The Berkshire County Special Response Team was activated and responded to the scene. Negotiators continued to attempt to contact the subject for an extended period of time without success. BCSRT then made entry into the residence and took the subject into custody without incident. Eleanor Road was reopened at approximately 7:30 PM.

The man was evaluated on scene by Emergency Medical Services before being transported to the Pittsfield Police Department, under arrest for the following charges: 1. A&B on a Family Household Member 2. A&B on a Person over 60 3. Threat to Commit a Crime to with Murder

The subject was arraigned today, remotely, from the Pittsfield Police Department.