A Reading man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he allegedly fired a gun near a teenager shoveling snow and then barricaded himself in a home.
Jeffrey Logan, 38, was taken into custody around 2:55 a.m. at a multi-family residence, 183 Woburn St., following a SWAT team response, according to a statement from Reading police.
Authorities were first called to the scene around 11:45 p.m. for a report of a gunshot, officials said.
A preliminary investigation showed Logan allegedly approached the 17-year-old, the godson of the building’s landlord, who was shoveling snow and fired a single handgun round into the air, WHDH reports.
Logan then went indoors, police said.
“My godson walked all the way downtown and got me, and when he told me that, I brought him right to the police station,” the landlord, who was not identified, told WHDH.
Authorities established a perimeter around the scene and called a SWAT team from the Northeast Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, according to officials.
Other residents of apartments inside the building were temporarily evacuated.
After confirming Logan was in a second-floor apartment, SWAT officers entered the home and took Logan into custody without incident, police said. A silver semi-automatic handgun was also found.
No injuries were reported.
Logan was slated to be arraigned in Woburn District Court Wednesday on multiple charges: assault with a dangerous weapon; illegal possession of a firearm; illegal possession of ammunition; discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling; intimidation; disturbing the peace; and disorderly conduct.