Mattapoisett Manhunt for Armed Suspect Ends Peacefully
MATTAPOISETT — A Mattapoisett man has been arrested after a six-hour manhunt Saturday night.
Mattapoisett Police Chief Mary Lyons says the police department received a call at 8:20 p.m. on Saturday from a resident on Fairhaven Road. The resident reported a domestic disturbance in a neighbor's home.
Officers from the Marion Police Department, along with members of the Fairhaven Police Department, responded to the residence. Acushnet and Marion police officers also responded and established a perimeter around the home.
Chief Lyons says a woman involved in the argument with her husband told police that he had left the home carrying a firearm. A search of the home turned up several containers with ammunition of varying calibers.
Mattapoisett Police requested assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Airwing, which responded to conduct an aerial search for the man. The Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council regional SWAT team also responded to the scene, along with K9 officers from the Plymouth and Bristol County Sheriff Departments. An extended search of the area was conducted, prompting closure of Route 6 from the Fairhaven town line to Brandt Island Road.
At 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, the man returned to his home where he was taken into custody by Mattapoisett Police.
The man, whose name is not being released, is being held at the Plymouth County House of Correction until his arraignment on Monday at Wareham District Court.