Dartmouth Man Arrested After Six-Hour Standoff With Police
A six-hour standoff between a man armed with a knife and Dartmouth Police ended peacefully on Saturday.
On August 20 at about 10 a.m., Dartmouth Police attempted to arrest Jack Bradford Gifford, 20, of Dartmouth Street on an outstanding warrant.
While police attempted to arrest him, Gifford armed himself with a knife and barricaded himself inside his home, police said.
After several unsuccessful attempts to get Gifford out of the home, police called in negotiators and S.W.A.T. team members from the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.
Still, negotiators were unsuccessful in getting Gifford to leave the residence, so S.W.A.T. members went in. Police say at that time, Gifford exited the home peacefully.
He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital for evaluation.
In addition to the warrant, Gifford now faces several charges associated with the standoff, police said.