Kevin W. Kobza, Lieutenant/PIO
1 Bryant St.
Fairhaven, MA 02719
For Immediate Release
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Fairhaven Police and SEMLEC Respond After Man Barricaded Himself Inside a Home
FAIRHAVEN — Lt. Kevin Kobza reports that the Fairhaven Police Department and SEMLEC responded to a home in Fairhaven, where an individual had barricaded himself inside, and that the situation has ended without incident.
At 8:38 a.m., Fairhaven Police officers attempting to make contact with a resident at 18 Winsegansett Ave. were turned away by a resident who then barricaded himself inside the home. SEMLEC units subsequently responded to the scene and, working under the local control of Fairhaven Police, helped to bring the situation to a peaceful conclusion.
The man, who was alone inside the home and not in possession of any firearms, was taken into custody at approximately 12:30 p.m. Prior to bringing him into custody, Fairhaven Police had reason to believe the subject may have been armed with a knife.
His name is not being released at this time, and there is no threat to the community.