• SWAT team arrests armed Billerica man after standoff


    BILLERICA (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – An armed 69-year-old Billerica man prompted police to evacuate homes on Pinedale Avenue on Monday after he reportedly brandished a firearm and fired it at a neighbor's home.

    Police responded to Pinedale Avenue around 4:40 p.m. on Monday after receiving an emergency call that a man pointed and shot a firearm at a home.

    When police arrived, the suspect, Edward Graboski, of 8 Pinedale Ave., had fled into his home and refused to talk with police.

    Police secured the perimeter and evacuated six homes on the Pinedale Avenue, as well as 880 Plaza on Boston Road.

    Around 6:14 p.m., Graboski was taken into custody without incident by the SWAT team.

    A search of the suspect's home yielded a loaded .32 caliber revolver, as well as numerous other weapons.

    Graboski is being charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon and other firearm related charges. He will be arraigned on Tuesday at Lowell District Court.

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