A Stoughton woman allegedly pointed a BB gun at her neighbor, prompting an hours-long police standoff

No injuries were reported, according to authorities.

A 39-year-old Stoughton woman and her adult son were detained Monday night after she allegedly pointed a BB gun at her neighbor, authorities say.

Stacien Lewis was arrested following an hours-long standoff with police at her Willow Street home, Stoughton police said in a statement.

Authorities received a phone call around 4:02 p.m. from a woman who said her neighbor had pointed a gun at her, officials said.

Officers responded to the scene and set up a perimeter around Lewis’ house and “attempted to get the residents of the home to come out peacefully,” police said.

“Their requests were not met,” authorities said in the statement.


The incident prompted authorities to close Kay Way and portions of Willow Street and order nearby residents to shelter in place.

Police called in resources from the Metro-LEC Regional Response Team, which includes SWAT units, K-9 officers, detectives, and crisis negotiators.

“The crisis negotiators spent hours on the phones with both occupants in the home to try to get this to resolve safely,” police said. “De-escalation techniques were used at every step and a mental health professional was also consulted.”

Lewis and her son ultimately exited their home around 9:07 p.m. and were detained, officials said. Officers executed a search warrant for the property and recovered a BB gun.

Lewis was arrested on an outstanding warrant and was also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, according to police. Officials did not say whether Lewis’ son, who was not identified, will face charges.

“This was massive operation and we are thankful it ended without injury or incident,” police said.

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