HINGHAM (CBS) — A barricaded suspect was arrested in Hingham Saturday after police said he shot at a SWAT team. The shelter in place is over.

No one was hurt. Police said it was a domestic issue.

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The suspect was later identified as 37-year-old Pharoah Yahtues, of Hingham. He has been charged with armed assault to murder, discharging an explosive and discharging a weapon within 500 feet of a building among other charges. Police said he may face further charges.

Around 9:30 a.m. a SWAT team responded to HMS Fitzroy Drive. Yahtues allegedly barricaded himself in an apartment and shot at them, but no one was injured, according to police. After over four hours, he came out of his apartment and was arrested without incident, police said.

“The suspect fired several shots at the SWAT vehicle, an armored vehicle. No one was injured. When those shots were fired they struck the vehicle and the negotiations continued,” said Hingham Police Sgt. Steven Dearth.

Two people were inside the apartment at the time, but were able to escape without harm.

“I came out of my apartment this morning to go to the gym and walked out and saw the SWAT team in the hallway,” said resident Chris Flanagan.

A reverse 911 call told over 100 residents in the area of Shipyard Drive to shelter in place and stay away from their windows. Those in the immediate area were already evacuated.

“The amount of presence that was here and how quickly they came here was a good feeling,” Flanagan said.


The Foster Elementary School has opened as a shelter for evacuated residents, police said. Transportation is available.

Anyone who needs medical attention while they shelter in place or are evacuated can call police at 781-749-1212 option 7.

“I saw about three or four different vehicles, guns, officers, all kinds of crazy things,” said one man in the area. “It’s very scary.”

Robert Montgomery also lives nearby. “Nothing happens here. It’s a very safe place. Hingham is very safe. Normally you just hear cat in a tree, or someone falling down in the grocery store, nothing really happens, it’s very quiet. So this is really unusual,” he said.

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