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Man Accused Of Shooting At Police Officers In Hingham Heading To Court

A Massachusetts man who barricaded himself inside his apartment and shot at responding officers before surrendering peacefully several hours later is headed to court.

Pharaoh Yahtues, 37, is being held without bail pending his arraignment Monday on several charges including armed assault to murder in connection with the standoff Saturday in Hingham, police said in a statement. It was not clear if he had an attorney.

Hingham is about 10 miles south of Boston.

Officers responded to the apartment complex just after 6 a.m. Saturday for a report of a domestic disturbance. They encountered a woman with two children in the lobby who said she had left an apartment where there was a man with a gun.

Police also got a 911 call from a second man in the apartment who had locked himself in a bedroom. He was evacuated through a third-floor window by firefighters.

The suspect opened fire at a police SWAT team from an apartment window but no one was struck. A police vehicle was hit by a bullet. Police did not return fire.

Yahtues came out of the apartment voluntarily and surrendered just after noon. Police searching the apartment found a handgun hidden in a vent.

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