After Standoff, Suspect Surrenders, Taken to the Hospital

A Waltham police officer and a medic escort a male out of a residence



by Chris Wangler

December 22, 2021

A large police and tactical presence gathered near Prospect and Russell Streets.

Around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to 38 Prospect Street following a report of a man with a knife.

Waltham Police negotiated with him, then summoned NEMLEC to assist.

After a standoff lasting an hour and a half, the suspect surrendered, according to news photographer Peter Lobo.

No one was hurt, but the man was transported to Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

During the standoff, a parking lot at Prospect and Russell Streets was filled with NEMLEC vehicles and officers in tactical gear.

The incident remains under investigation.

Photos provided by Peter Lobo

The male suspect being transported