Methuen Police Arrest Home Invasion Suspect Also Wanted on Firearms Charges in Haverhill

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Methuen Police were called to the area of Haverhill Street and Burnham Road late Tuesday afternoon after a man called 911 claiming that someone was trying to get into his home with a gun.

When police arrived, they did not find the suspect or victim, and said they believed the call was a hoax. However, out of an abundance of caution, they searched the neighborhood with long guns drawn.

Eventually police found the suspect had chased the victim through the neighborhood.

Police arrested 39-year-old Amaury Amonte of Lynn who was in possession of a handgun. Police were also able to located the victim.

Almonte was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without an FID card. Almonte is also wanted by Haverhill Police for carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without an FID card, receiving stolen property over $1,200 and possession of a class B substance.

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