SWAT team responds to Silver Lake Motel in Wareham

Jan 02, 2018
Photo by: Matthew Bernat The South Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council's SWAT team is on the scene at the Silver Lake Motel for an unknown incident.

A 36-year-old Raynham man is in custody after allegedly barricading himself inside of the Silver Lake Motel on Tuesday morning, prompting a response from SWAT officers.

South Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT team officers, Wareham Police and State Police responded to the scene at approximately 7 a.m. Heavily armored SWAT vehicles could be seen stationed in the parking lot of the motel, located at 3026 Cranberry Highway.

Police said the man threatened to harm himself and claimed to have a weapon.

After efforts to deescalate the situation, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the SWAT 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," Wareham Police Chief Kevin Walsh said. "Thankfully they were able to resolve this situation peacefully and safely."

Comments (18)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jan 02, 2018 10:07

The horse has been beaten on the issues with some of the motels in our town.  Here's just another example...

 

 



Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jan 02, 2018 10:55

So glad they apprehended this thug.



Posted by: cranky pants | Jan 02, 2018 11:56

Crazy display of resources there... Who pays for all that ? Thankfully no first responders were injured.



Posted by: reader | Jan 03, 2018 06:52

Sphere: get help!



Posted by: WWareham resident | Jan 03, 2018 07:47

He was most likely at the hospital for treatment of bite wounds from the K9 officer. I have to wonder why the hell would a S.W.A.T. team be needed? Something doesn't jive here,  it was 1 "person" who locked himself in a hotel room and threatened to harm HIMSELF not others. If he wanted to kill himself he would have done it this person obviously has mental issues. I'm sure deploying S.W.A.T. cost a few bucks. I wish there was a way to make that idiot somehow pay for thre deployment of all those resources.

A little overreaction if you ask me but thankfully not 1 first responder was injured.



Posted by: bob | Jan 03, 2018 12:14

wwreader,guess you didn't read the article,where does it say that the k9 officer bit the guy.....happy new year....nice job to all officers and the k9 dog....



Posted by: SammieJfive | Jan 03, 2018 12:47

"The man suffered minor injuries when he was subdued by a K-9". I guess YOU didn't read the article BOB.



Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jan 03, 2018 19:24

Hopefully this person gets the help they need .... Happy New Year ....



Posted by: kevinc687 | Jan 03, 2018 19:44

the K-9 is a police officer, so he was technically bit by a K-9 officer



Posted by: WWareham resident | Jan 04, 2018 08:20

Good try there Bob.... Comments before he reads the article. Nice job...... I DID read the article before I commented. You're just trying to start something but I'm not biting, PUN INTENDED



Posted by: OnsetTogether | Jan 04, 2018 08:55

It’s not reported whether the man was a “long-term” hotel guest nor whether he has a firearms permit, even though no guns were found. Will he be returning to live at the motel? Credit must be given that no shots were fired, so many times lately guns are the first response.

Some mentioned him paying for the SWAT response. His medical bills at Tobey should not be paid by the public either if he’s not privately insured.



Posted by: barnstorm | Jan 05, 2018 12:07

...all depends on what your definition of "subdued" is. Just because Bill Clinton got "serviced" by Ms.Lewinski in the White House, doesn't actual mean "sex", in definition. I'm taking Bob's side on this one.



Posted by: barnstorm | Jan 05, 2018 12:07

...all depends on what your definition of "subdued" is. Just because Bill Clinton got "serviced" by Ms.Lewinski in the White House, doesn't actual mean "sex", in definition. I'm taking Bob's side on this one.



Posted by: barnstorm | Jan 05, 2018 12:07

...all depends on what your definition of "subdued" is. Just because Bill Clinton got "serviced" by Ms.Lewinski in the White House, doesn't actual mean "sex", in definition. I'm taking Bob's side on this one.



Posted by: barnstorm | Jan 05, 2018 12:07

...all depends on what your definition of "subdued" is. Just because Bill Clinton got "serviced" by Ms.Lewinski in the White House, doesn't actual mean "sex", in definition. I'm taking Bob's side on this one.



Posted by: WWareham resident | Jan 05, 2018 14:54

Oh boy Barnstorm are you kidding me with your repetitive response? Subdued by the K9 officer  and he was treated at the hospital, what else could the K9 officer do? Slap him, head butt? Don't think so. Whether he was bit or scratched it does not make a difference. The K9 officers are trained to take a perp down and since they don't have hands the K9 officer uses their mouth to subdue. Unbelievable how you and Bob both missed actually reading the article.



Posted by: WWreader | Jan 06, 2018 06:24

Hey Bob, read much? I never commented on this thread. Why are you talking to me about it?



Posted by: WWareham resident | Jan 06, 2018 08:55

Wwreader he obviously has very little reading comprehension he mixed you up with me. He's still wrong though lol



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