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Scituate Man In Custody Following "Shelter In Place"

46 year old forces schools to lock down during tense standoff.

The Howie Carr Show
October 10, 2017 - 5:52 pm

    Scituate schools were thrust into a shelter in place order after a woman contacted police on route 3A. Douglas Simonovich, a 46 year old from Oxford, was traveling as a passenger in the vehicle belonging to the 911 caller. The local woman claimed Simonovich left the car and ran into the woods near Route 3A after confiding to her intentions to hurt himself. 

A perimeter was created and local Scituate schools (high school, middle school, and elementary school) went into lockdown mode. Simonovitch claimed to have "two .45s and clips". Swat and police negotiators were used to find the crazed man. Police claimed the suspect appeared to be intoxicated, and distraught. He continued to make threats to himself and also directed some threats toward police. Authorities (after giving him plenty of time to surrender) used an armored vehicle to close in on Simonovitch, and then took him into custody. No weapons were found on the suspect. 

Simonovitch is being held at the Scituate Public Safety Complex pending a mental health evaluation. There was also an outstanding warrant from the town of Rockland issued six days ago. The warrant is reportedly related to a domestic violence prevention violation. Police have not pressed charges at this point, and are looking into a possible military past. Scituate police chief Michael Stewart stated they will assess the situation and take some time to decide if charges will be filed.

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