MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (WPRI) – A man is due in Wareham District Court Monday morning after he was arrested early Sunday morning, following an hours-long manhunt in Mattapoisett. At the height of the search for the suspect, residents were ordered to stay in their homes. Others were turned away from the area, as part of Route 6 was blocked off by Brandt Island Road.
Mattapoisett Police said they first got the call around 8:20 Saturday night from a third party concerning a domestic dispute at a home on Fairhaven Road (Route 6). Fairhaven Police helped Mattapoisett Police respond to the home, where a woman told them her husband left the house with a firearm, following an argument they were having. Police say they searched the home and found several containers of ammunition.
Acushnet and Marion Police assisted in setting up a perimeter around the house, as the Massachusetts State Police Airwing searched for the man by air. The Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council’s regional SWAT team was also called in, along with K9 officers from both Plymouth and Bristol Counties. After a nearly six-hour search of the area, Mattapoisett Police say they eventually did arrest the man around 2:20 Sunday morning as he was returning to his home.
The suspect was being held at the Plymouth County House of Correction until his arraignment. Police did not release the suspect’s name or address on Fairhaven Road.