Police Identify Majority Of Men Involved In Wakefield Standoff

The Massachusetts State Police have identified 8 of the 11 men who were arrested following an hours long armed standoff near Interstate 95 in Wakefield.

The group refers to itself as a militia and state that they adhere to "Moorish sovereign ideology." one of the people arrested was a male juvenile and two others are refusing to give their names.

They are being charged with a variety of offenses including unlawful possession of a firearm.

Troopers recovered three AR-15 rifles; two pistols; a bolt-action rifle; a shotgun; and a short barrel rifle.

The standoff started early Saturday after a trooper stopped to help the group after they ran out of fuel.  

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