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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police arrested two individuals early Friday morning, after a roommate argument turned into a machete attack and a barricaded individual.

The call came in after midnight on June 5 as a “roommate argument,” said Framingham Police Lt. Patricia Grigas. “Parties are known to one another,’ she said.

The tenant from the basement apartment, and tenant from second-floor apartment had an issue with a new on the second floor over rent, explained the Police lieutenant.

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Arrested at 1:45 a.m. was Estuardo Herrera, 29, of 79 Winthrop Street in Framingham. He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (firearm) and assault & battery with a dangerous weapon.

Arrested at 5:19 a.m. was Edgardo Pineda, 21, of 70 Winthrop Street #1 in Framingham. He was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon.

More charges could be pending, said Lt. Grigas.

Pineda stuck victim (his new roommate) with machete, said the Police Lt. The roommate was not injured as he was not struck with the blade.

The victim and his female friend run outside, where Herrera reportedly threatened them with a firearm, said Lt. Grigas. He then ran back into the house, according to police.

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Framingham Police Officers responded, were able to talk Pineda out of the residence, with no injuries.

The first floor apartment was evacuated (family relation to the suspect on second floor) until Herrera came out safely, according to police.

Mass State Police was called in for assistance last night.

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SOURCE will update after arraignment


Framingham Police booking photos

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.