Man in custody after Dartmouth standoff

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — A man was taken into custody after a standoff with in the Bliss Corner section of the town Saturday afternoon.

Dozens of police, detectives, EMS and SWAT units were stationed outside of a Dartmouth home.

Dartmouth police posted on their Facebook ordering people to remain clear of the area. “DPD and other law enforcement agencies are currently on scene with a barricaded subject, in the 600 block of Dartmouth Street.”

Neighbors told ABC6 the scene was active for nearly six hours. Police from Dartmouth, Rochester, Marion, and Raynham all responded to the home in the Bliss Corner section of the town.

Around 2 p.m., the suspect came out of the house armed with a knife. Police and SWAT tased him twice, before he was able to re-enter the home.

About an hour later, the suspect was pulled from the home by SWAT members and handcuffed before being carted off in a stretcher. He was taken into an ambulance to be evaluated.

ABC6 News has reached out to Dartmouth Police for comment.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with more information when it becomes available. 

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