TAUNTON — Taunton Police are on the scene where a person has barricaded themselves into a residence with a firearm present.

According to a release from Chief Edward J. Walsh, Taunton Police and other law enforcement responded at about 2:20 p.m. this afternoon to a home on Grant Street for a report of a disturbance.

Walsh said that when officers arrived, the suspect barricaded themself inside the home, and officers were made aware that there was an unsecured firearm in the home.

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According to Walsh, Taunton Police and the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC) are actively working toward a peaceful resolution.

Grant Street has been shut down for the time being, and the public is being asked to avoid that area until further notice.

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