South Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council
Under the Local Control of the:
Wareham Police Department
Police Chief Kevin D. Walsh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Wareham Police Respond After Man Barricades Himself Inside Motel Room
WAREHAM – Chief Kevin D. Walsh reports that the Wareham Police Department, and members of the South Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC) SWAT Team, have placed a man in custody after he allegedly barricaded himself inside of a motel room.
At approximately 7 a.m., Wareham Police were called to the Silver Lake Motel, 3026 Cranberry Highway, East Wareham. A 36-year-old Raynham man allegedly made threats to harm himself and said he had a weapon. The SEMLEC SWAT Team was mobilized and responded to the scene.
Those staying in surrounding motel rooms were evacuated.
After efforts to deescalate the situation, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the SEMLEC officers made forced entry to the motel room and placed the man in custody. The man suffered minor injuries when he was subdued by a K-9.
He was taken to Tobey Hospital to be evaluated. The matter remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time. Because he has not been charged with a crime, his name will not be released.
No weapons were found in the room and he was the only person inside during the incident. The initial stages of the investigation indicate that there was no immediate threat to the public.
Massachusetts State Police also assisted at the scene.
“I’m proud of the job done by our Wareham officers, SEMLEC and the State Police today,” Chief Walsh said. “Thankfully they were able to resolve this situation peacefully and safely.”