WEST BROOKFIELD (CBS) – Police took a man into custody Friday morning after he rushed into the home where a woman and three children were found dead the day before.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said a two-year-old boy, five-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl were found dead inside an Old Warren Road home along with an adult woman.

Police only identified the man who ran into the home was “a distraught relative.” He was taken into protective custody and later released.

A man rushes into a crime scene at a home in West Brookfield where a woman and three children were found dead. (WBZ-TV)

Investigators were back at the home on Friday, when the man ran into the home through the garage while the door opened.

Sources told the I-Team that there had been several fires in the home. The deaths are being investigated as suspicious.

The Quaboag Regional School District said two of the children were West Brookfield Elementary School students. As a precaution, there was a police presence at the school on Friday.


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