Quincy: Bank robbery suspect arrested after nine-hour standoff

A sunny afternoon turned into a chilly, tense evening in Quincy before 32 year old Brian Kalil was captured following a nine hour standoff with police yesterday. It started around 2 in the afternoon, as police closed roads around Furnace Brook Parkway and Quarry Street and SWAT teams in tactical gear carrying assault weapons began roaming the area. Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council public information officer Marie Cleary says this all came as a result of a bank robbery last Sunday in Wellesley.

“Investigators from the Wellesley Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Brian Kalil for unarmed robbery and larceny over $250,” Cleary said.

Cleary says they weren’t let in when they tried to execute the arrest warrant yesterday. Investigators determined he was alone in the house and may have also had a firearm.

“Members of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council’s tactical unit along with members of the Massachusetts State Police, Norfolk County Anti-Crime Task Force investigators, the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force, as well as the Quincy Police Department Tactical Unit used tactical maneuvers to remove Brian Kalil from the residence,” Cleary said.

Those tactical maneuvers reportedly involved a K9 finding Kalil in his attic and biting him. Kalil was led out of the house around 10:45 in a Bruins jersey and flip flops. He was taken to the hospital and will be arraigned once he is discharged. A neighbor says Kalil has frequent run-ins with the law.

“Allegedly, from what we were told, other robberies, allegedly on Route 1, not anything out of the ordinary, but I guess he’s done gas stations and stole cigarettes and lottery tickets,” said the neighbor who wished to remain anonymous. “I’d say he’s been in and out of prison for the last ten years.”

Kalil was indicted in 2008 as part of an Oxycodone drug ring on the South Shore.


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About Steve Burns

Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.