SWAT team responds to Silver Lake Motel in Wareham

Jan 2, 2018

A 36-year-old Raynham man is in custody after allegedly barricading himself inside of the Silver Lake Motel on Tuesday morning, prompting a response from SWAT officers.

South Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT team officers, Wareham Police and State Police responded to the scene at approximately 7 a.m. Heavily armored SWAT vehicles could be seen stationed in the parking lot of the motel, located at 3026 Cranberry Highway.

Police said the man threatened to harm himself and claimed to have a weapon.

After efforts to deescalate the situation, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the SWAT officers made forced entry to the motel room and placed the man in custody. The man suffered minor injuries when he was subdued by a K-9.

He was taken to Tobey Hospital to be evaluated. The matter remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time. Because he has not been charged with a crime, his name will not be released.

No weapons were found in the room and he was the only person inside during the incident. The initial stages of the investigation indicate that there was no immediate threat to the public.

Massachusetts State Police also assisted at the scene.

"I'm proud of the job done by our Wareham officers, SEMLEC and the State Police today," Wareham Police Chief Kevin Walsh said. "Thankfully they were able to resolve this situation peacefully and safely."