Stand-off ends with no injuries

Apr 3, 2019

An hours-long standoff between police and a man in a home on Tomahawk Drive ended safely at around 3 a.m., at which point the man was taken into custody and transported to an evaluation at Tobey Hospital before being taken to the Police Department, where he is facing multiple charges that Chief John Walcek said cannot be disclosed.

At around 8 p.m., Wareham Police responded to a home on Tomahawk Drive where a man was reportedly barricaded with multiple weapons.

A neighboring house was evacuated by the police and Onset Fire Department and police set up a command post at Lindsey’s Family Restaurant. A number of law enforcement agencies were at the command post to assist, including the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, Swansea Police, Pembroke Police, and the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.

After several hours of negotiations, the man surrendered to be taken to the hospital and, later, the police station.

Officers searched the home and found a black powder handgun and a BB gun.

“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,” said Walcek. “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.”