Police in Boxborough, Mass. said they have arrested a man wanted by Willimantic police for a crime he committed nearly 20 years ago.
Boxborough officers arrested 57-year-old Jose Manuel Blanco-Dominguez of Lawrence, Mass. Saturday morning during a traffic stop. Officers had stopped Blanco-Dominguez's vehicle after a check on his registration plate alerted them to a potential warrant on the occupant.
Police said Blanco-Dominguez attempted to use one of many aliases he has gone by in the past, but upon further investigation police were able to determine who he was.
Boxborough Police Arrest Fugitive Wanted for Almost 20 Years https://t.co/PvXfNO7hX9— Boxborough Police (@BoxboroughPD) May 14, 2016
Police said Blanco-Dominguez's original warrant stemmed from a home invasion that occurred in Willimantic back in June of 1997. According to police, Blanco-Dominguez and three other men broke into a home and held four adults and two children at knife point.
Police were able to capture three of the suspects after a tense 30 minute stand-off, but Blanco-Dominguez escaped by jumping out a window and running into the nearby woods.
Blanco-Dominguez was taken into custody and is being charged as a fugitive from justice, he is being held without bail awaiting arraignment in a Massachusetts courtroom on Monday.
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