BILLERICA (CBS) – A home invasion suspect was arrested following an extensive search that forced an elementary school in Billerica to shelter-in-place.
A Maplewood Ave. resident told Billerica police that Friday around noon a man broke into his house holding a knife and demanding his wallet.READ MORE: Maura Healey Announces She’s Running For Massachusetts Governor
Before police arrived at the home, the suspect was gone.
As a result of the armed suspect at large, nearby Dutile Elementary School was ordered to shelter-in-place until a controlled dismissal could take place.READ MORE: Snow Moves In For Thursday Morning Commute, Bitter Cold Arrives Friday
During their investigation into another Maplewood Ave. burglary which happened earlier in the week, police identified 26-year-old Jonathan Aquino, a resident of the street, as a suspect.
Aquino was found and arrested. He was charged with home invasion and receiving stolen property.
K-9 units from Chelmsford, Burlington and Wilmington joined the Massachusetts State Police helicopter in searching for Aquino.MORE NEWS: It Happens Here: There's A Lot To Learn At Animal Adventures In Bolton
Police believe the Billerica resident was acting alone and do not have any additional suspects.