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    Shelter-In-Place Order Lifted in Mattapoisett

    It's still unclear what a male suspect, now arrested, was wanted for in the first place.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018)

    Residents in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, are no longer under a shelter-in-place order from police.

    Police in Mattapoisett had been asking people in the area of Acushnet Road to stay inside on Tuesday night as crews searched for a male suspect accused of an assault.

    The suspect, whose name has not been released, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. He will be arraigned at the Wareham District Court on Wednesday.

    State police say they were called to the scene before 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, with their Air Wing helicopter assisting in the search. The suspect had access to a firearm, according to police, and reportedly left his home and went into the woods in the surrounding area. 

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    The towns of Acushnet, Fairhaven, Marion and Rochester assisted Mattapoisett police in its search for the man. The suspect allegedly made statements threatening to harm both himself and others, including police officers. The Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC) SWAT team was also activated in the search.

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