Just after 8pm on Saturday the Mattapoisett Police Department was called to a domestic disturbance on Fairhaven Road, Route 6, near the Fairhaven Line. One of the parties in the dispute was reported as striking the other and then fleeing the scene on foot with a loaded pistol. On arrival the Mattapoisett Police Department was joined by the Fairhaven Police Department but was unable to locate the suspect. Canine unit were called in from the Sherriff’s Department as well as a helicopter from the air wing. Parts of Route 6 were shut down while the search continued over several hours. The suspect was eventually apprehended and is in custody at this time.
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