CANTON (CBS) – Three young men have been arrested after an armed home invasion in Canton.

Police responded to 236 Neponset Street Monday afternoon after a caller reported a man walking with a “machine gun” behind a home.

Officers were directed to a second floor apartment. As they climbed the stairs, one of the suspects came to the door with an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle.

gun 3 Suspects Arrested After Armed Home Invasion In Canton

Rifle found in apartment after Canton home invasion (Image from Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz/Twitter)

A female resident of the apartment was climbing out a window when police arrived.

The three masked suspects fled the home. Two were caught immediately and the third was captured in the woods less than an hour later.

canton 3 Suspects Arrested After Armed Home Invasion In Canton

Drijon Holmes, Josiah Fleming and Timothy Fleming (Images from Canton PD)

The suspects, who are from Boston, have been identified as 18-year-old Drijon Holmes, 18-year-old Josiah Fleming and 19-year-old Timothy Fleming. They face several charges including home invasion and possession of a large capacity firearm.

Police say it was not a random crime, but a motive has not been determined.

The woman who lives in the apartment suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. No police officers were injured.


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