Police: Dartmouth man arrested after barricading himself in home

“I am extremely pleased that there were no injuries as a result of this man’s foolish and careless actions. I applaud the actions of every officer involved in this incident, as it could have ended much differently," said Dartmouth Police Chief Brian Levesque.
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DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — A man was arrested after he barricaded himself inside of a home early Sunday morning.

Dartmouth police said they were called to a Fenton Street home just after 5 a.m. for reports of several men fighting.

When officers arrived, they learned one of the men had barricaded himself inside of the home with a firearm that he allegedly waved during the altercation.

After several attempts were made to get him out of the home, the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and SWAT Unit arrived.

After negotiating with the man, he eventually exited the house.

Police identified the man as Derrick Paine, 40, of Dartmouth. He was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a firearm without a license.

Police said Paine also had an outstanding warrant for motor vehicle offenses.

“I am extremely pleased that there were no injuries as a result of this man’s foolish and careless actions. I applaud the actions of every officer involved in this incident, as it could have ended much differently,” said Chief Brian Levesque.

An investigation is still ongoing.

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