On the evening of October 30 the Mattapoisett Police were searching to the area of Acushnet Road and Crystal Springs Road in Mattapoisett for a suspect who was possibly armed.
The State Police Air Wing, SWAT team, and a State Police helicopter joined the search as police tried to locate the person.
Residents in the vicinity received a reverse 911 call around 8:30 pm warning residents to remain inside with the doors locked as a man with a gun was reported in the area.
Acushnet Road was closed for several hours during the search.
The Mattapoisett Police Department issued this information:
At approximately 6:05pm (on October 30) the Mattapoisett Police Department was notified of an assault that occurred in town. The male party involved in the assault made statements threatening to harm himself and others including the police. The male suspect did have access to a firearm and reportedly left his home and went into the wooded area around his home.
The Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC) SWAT team was activated to assist in the search for the male suspect. The Massachussetts State Police Air wing was also notified and responded to assist in the search.
A reverse 911 notification was made to residents in the area requesting that they shelter in place and notify the police of any suspicious activity.
At just after 11pm the police had the suspect in custody.