• Police: Man attacks mother with nunchucks, engages in police standoff


    DUDLEY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A man who engaged in a standoff with police when officers responded to his home for a 911 call for domestic violence surrendered peacefully Monday evening.

    The incident began at around 4:30 p.m. at 14 Tanyard Road in Dudley. Police allege that 31-year-old Christopher Walker demanded money from his 67-year-old mother so he could buy alcohol. He began breaking items in the house, police said, and also hit his mother on the left side of her head with nunchucks. 

    When police arrived at the house, Walker's pitbull came at officers aggressively, and then Walker shut the door, locking it and refusing to open it.

    A tactical operations team and SWAT responded, evacuating nearby homes for safety purposes. Officers noticed Walker going around the home, wearing a red bandana covering his face and a camouflage jacket and sweatpants.

    Soon, Walker came out a door of the house and pointed a handgun at two officers, who then shot at him but did not seriously injure him. Walker then went back in the house, for about 20 minutes, police said. At that point, a Webster police officer called him and was able to get Walker to surrender.

    Dudley ambulance workers were able to treat Walker's mother, Geraldine, and he was taken to UMass Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

    Walker, who does not have a license to carry a firearm, was then arrested on 11 charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person 60 or over, assault on a police officer, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (gun).

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