*Update #2* Wakefield and Reading Police Available to Escort Returning Residents and Business Owners to Homes, Businesses in Shelter in Place Areas

For immediate release

WAKEFIELD — Municipal and public safety leaders in Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading wish to provide continuous updates to community members during the ongoing police activity due to armed suspects in the area.

Residents and business owners of the areas of Wakefield and Reading that are being advised to shelter in place who are not currently home and need to get back to their home, or are seeking to access their business are advised to go to their community’s police station, either the Wakefield Police Station at 1 Union St., Wakefield or Reading Police Station at 15 Union St., Reading. Residents and business owners will be asked to present their ID, and will be escorted by a police officer to their home or business. Police will perform a security check of the building to ensure the safety of everyone. 

Areas being asked to shelter in place include the Parker Road, Elm Street and North Avenue area in Wakefield, and the Parker…

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