WAREHAM – The following HN Video highlights the scene where a barricaded man threatened that he had multiple firearms, leading to an overnight standoff with police. An army of law enforcement responded to the area of Tomahawk Drive, where negotiators were able to bring the situation to a peaceful conclusion. The HN Video also has an interview with Wareham’s police and fire chiefs…
The following is an actual media statement from the Wareham PD:
On Wednesday, March 3, after 8:00 p.m. Wareham Police officers responded to a home on Tomahawk Drive where a male was reported to be barricaded with multiple weapons. Shortly after arrival, the Southeast Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and Plymouth County Sheriff’s department were summoned to the scene.
A neighboring house was evacuated by Wareham Police and the Onset Fire Department. After several hours of negotiations the male was taken into custody at about 3:00 a.m. uninjured. 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. After a search of the home detectives located one black powder handgun and a BB gun.
Acting Chief John Walcek said, “The police officers and sheriff’s on the scene did an
outstanding job to bring this incident to a safe and successful conclusion with no injuries. 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.”