Crime

UPDATE: Suspect in Somerville Bank Robbery Still on the Loose

Following an "active shooter" situation in the city, Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone says a manhunt is still underway.


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Davis Square photo via Ryan La Sala/Twitter

Despite reports of arrests following a bank robbery and “active shooter” situation in Somerville, officials said late Wednesday morning that an armed suspect is still on the loose.

Police circulated a photo of the suspect, described as a Hispanic man standing 5-feet-10-inches tall, with a medium-heavy build, and said he fled the scene on foot. In a tweet, the Arlington Police Department said the bank robbery occurred at Middlesex Federal Savings and that the suspect was believed to be armed.

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone told reporters that the search for a suspect was still in progress, and that an earlier arrest did not net the alleged bank robber. Officials believe only one person was involved in the alleged robbery.

In a press conference, Somerville Police Chief David R. Fallon described the frightening scene at that unfolded in Davis Square. He said the suspect fired a gun inside the bank and exchanged gunfire with a police officer. Neither was injured.

“We do have somebody out there that we believe is dangerous,” he said.

Video from a surveillance camera appears to show the suspect running away from the scene and colliding with a bystander, who knocks the bag he is carrying out of his hands.

The MBTA announced just before noon that Davis Station has reopened for service. It had been shuttered since a few minutes after 10 a.m. due to the police investigation.

Photos from the area showed police cruisers lining Davis Square.

And video shows officers continuing a search late Wednesday morning.