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Nantucket SWAT Team Sent to Deal with Reportedly Drunk, Gun-Toting Woman

Nantucket Police have a SWAT team. Who knew?

That special unit was sent out Tuesday afternoon after a caller reported seeing a drunk woman with a rifle on her porch.

From the Nantucket Police Facebook report on the encounter:

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The reporting party, another resident of 305 Madaket Road, stated the woman was sitting on their back porch when she arrived home. The reporting party stated she asked the intoxicated woman what she was doing with the gun. The intoxicated woman responded, “Don’t worry I’ll take care of Business” and returned back into the residence. The reporting party fled the property and called the police.

Police said they tried and failed to make contact with the woman before evacuating nearby homes and called in the SWAT team. The unidentified suspect was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital for evaluation. Police found the rifle, unloaded, and 24 rounds of ammunition at the property. Charges are pending, according to police.

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