DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — An hours-long standoff Saturday night at a motel in Dartmouth ended peacefully, according to police.
Officers responded to the Capri Motel on Route 6 around 9:30 p.m. in an attempt to arrest Willie Vinnie, 45, of Fall River, on an outstanding probation warrant.
Vinnie then barricaded himself inside his room.
After several unsuccessful attempts were made to get him out of the room, both negotiators and S.W.A.T. team members from the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council were requested.
After approximately three-and-a-half hours, members of the S.W.A.T. team entered the room.
After Vinnie was taken into custody, he was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, where he still remains under evaluation.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of this incident, as none of the involved officers were injured as a result of this man’s reckless and dangerous actions,” said Dartmouth Police Chief Brian Levesque.
In addition to the warrant, Vinnie was also charged with resisting arrest.