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    22News cameras shot video of a robot being deployed and a man being led away in handcuffs. By Barry KrigerPublished: April 25, 2016, 6:56 pm  Updated: April 25, 2016, 7:03 pm WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A State Police Bomb Squad robot has been deployed to deal with a Hazardous Materials situation that closed a section of Woodmont Street in Westfield, Monday night. Westfield Police Lt. Jay Pitoniak told 22News police received the call a few minutes before 5:00 p.m. Monday. Neither police nor firefighters could tell us what kind of package or device prompted the “HazMat” response. 22News cameras shot video of a robot being deployed between two houses near 88 Woodmont Street. Our cameras also shot video of a man being taken away in handcuffs. “No one’s been arrested,” Lt Pitoniak told 22News. Vehicle traffic was unable to get by the section of Woodmont Street that was taped off. 22News will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information, on-air and on WWLP.com, when it becomes available.