Area emergency personnel are on the scene of a domestic standoff situation that may involve a hostage on Massachusetts Avenue.
Traffic is currently shut down and being diverted between Route 125 and Waverly Road.
Area police departments and K9 units are on the scene. A reverse 911 call went out to North Andover residents alerting them of the domestic situation and noting there may be a hostage.
5:45 p.m. Man is in custody. Hostage was not confirmed to be in the dwelling. The police chief will be making a statement soon.
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