Fall River Police Standoff

According to CBS 12 in Providence, an investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed during an altercation with police in Fall River Monday evening. Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn said the incident occurred inside a first-floor apartment on Melville Street.


Officers initially responded to a home on Lowell Street for reports of a past domestic incident. Quinn said the victim, identified only as a woman, told the officers 30 year old Anthony Harden had assaulted her on Saturday afternoon while she was inside a Melville Street apartment.


After speaking with the victim, Quinn said the officers went to the apartment to speak with Harden. Quinn said after the officers made contact with Harden, an altercation began. During that altercation, Quinn said one of the officers shot Harden who was equipped with a knife. Harden was rushed to Saint Anne’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.