Saturday, 2:15 PM
By John R. Ellement, Globe staff
Boston Police this morning stormed a Hyde Park house searching for an armed domestic violence suspect, but they found the apartment empty once inside.
Police said a woman contacted them after she was severely beaten by her boyfriend around 4 a.m. today inside her Wood Avenue home. The woman told police she saw her boyfriend loading a handgun just before she fled. The woman also told police that she feared a female friend of hers was still inside with her estranged boyfriend.
Arriving officers heard footsteps and spotted what they believed was the shadow of a man walking through the second floor unit, said Superintendent Daniel Linskey at the scene. Police surrounded the house, evacuated some neighbors and called in SWAT officers.
Using a loudspeaker, police repeatedly tried to get the attention of the suspect, identified by police as 50-year-old Ramon Rosarion, of Roxbury, but he never responded. Police learned by midmorning that the woman they feared was a hostage was not inside the building.
After getting a search warrant, the heavily armed and armored officers went in, preceded by two loud explosions, which Linskey described as "noise distraction devices.''
The suspect was not found inside and Linskey said police will obtain an arrest warrant and eventually track down Rosario so he can face prosecution on domestic violence charges.
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