Man facing charges after standoff with police in Wareham

A man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly barricaded himself in a Wareham home and had a standoff with police, authorities said.

Wareham police officers responded to the home on Tomahawk Drive after 8 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report that the man had barricaded himself in the home with multiple weapons, according to a press release from the Wareham Police Department.

A neighboring house was evacuated by Wareham police and the Onset Fire Department. The Southeast Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT team and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene, the release said.

Police said the standoff ended peacefully several hours later, and they could not release the name of the man who was arrested because it was “a domestic related incident.”


“After several hours of negotiations the male was taken into custody at about 3 a.m. uninjured,” the release said. “He was transported to Tobey Hospital for an evaluation and then later taken to the police station where he is facing multiple charges which cannot be disclosed.”

Detectives located one black powder handgun and a BB gun in the home, the release said.

Acting Police Chief John Walcek praised the actions of those who responded to the incident.

“The police officers and sheriffs on the scene did an outstanding job to bring this incident to a safe and successful conclusion with no injuries,” Walcek said in the release. “Onset Fire Department as usual was of tremendous assistance to the WPD. Wareham EMS stood by several hours at the scene and it is a perfect example of the various public safety agencies working together for the safety of Wareham.”

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