SWAT Team Places Wanted Felon in Custody After Five Hour Standoff in South Boston

At about 2:40 AM on Wednesday August 24, 2016, members of the Boston Police SWAT Team placed a wanted fugitive in custody after a five hour standoff in the area 9 Orton-Moratta Way in South Boston.  The incident began at about 9:15 PM the night before when investigators from the Fugitive Unit learned that Stephen Gingras, 39, of Manchester New Hampshire, who was considered armed and dangerous, may be inside the address.   The suspect was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including one out of New Hampshire for Bank Robbery.   During that incident, the suspect displayed an AK-47 style assault rifle.  Officers confirmed that the suspect was inside and moved in to place him in custody.  As the SWAT Team made entry, the suspect attempted to jump out of a second story window, then retreated inside and barricaded himself.  After hours of negotiations, the SWAT team made a forced entry and placed the suspect in custody.  Officers recovered a fully loaded .762 caliber Century Arms Inc rifle with a large capacity magazine during the incident.  The address was then secured pending the issuance and execution of a search warrant.  The suspect will appear in South Boston District Court on numerous charges including Fugitive from Justice Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device before facing extradition to New Hampshire.