SOMERVILLE — A standoff between a SWAT team and a man barricaded in a Somerville home with a knife ended with no injuries around noon Sunday, according to officials.
Police responded to 12 George St. after receiving a call earlier Sunday that a 28-year-old man was brandishing a knife and threatening to harm himself and two family members who were in the house with him, said Charles Femino, Somerville’s acting police chief.
Negotiators were called to the scene, and the family members were allowed to leave.
The negotiators spoke with the man in the home for several hours until they defused the situation, Femino said.
The man was then taken to a local hospital by ambulance.
No charges were issued, said Femino, and it was unclear if the man has a history of mental illness or what his motive was.
No injuries were reported.
Members of the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council temporarily blocked off a portion of Broadway while the negotiations took place. The organization is a coalition of 57 municipal police and sheriff agencies in the region.
After the situation ended, a sign on the door of the duplex at 12 George St. read, “We have no comment.”
Juscelia LoRusso, a neighbor who has lived directly across the street for almost seven years, said she has never seen police at the house or heard of any problems there.
She said the parents of the 28-year-old man live there with him and his sister, but she has never seen him before.
LoRusso described them as a friendly family.
“The parents are very nice people,” she said.