February 1, 2023

COHASSET — A Cohasset man was arrested Sunday evening after an hours-long standoff with police that prompted a shelter-in-place for individuals who reside close by. Two kids who have been within the residence are protected. 

“It is the very best final result we might hope for,” stated Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley. 

It began round 2:30 p.m. when police stated 35-year-old Brien Buckley drove up onto the police station garden and tried to chop his approach inside with a chainsaw, in accordance with police. The secretary hit a button that signaled for officers to reply to the entrance desk. 

At that time, the person left and police adopted him to a Cushing Street residence the place he barricaded himself with two kids beneath 5.

“We have now been to the residence earlier than so we had a normal information concerning the structure,” Quigley stated. 

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Brien Buckley

Cohasset Police


Officers stated they have been “very involved” Buckley had different weapons within the residence, he added. 

At one level, police stated Buckley dangled the youngsters in entrance of a second story window.

After hours of negotiations, officers went in by the again of the home whereas the suspect was distracted on the entrance. They bought the youngsters to security and used an digital stun gun the suspect. 

“It bought to the purpose we grew to become severely involved for the youngsters. We hadn’t heard or seen them in additional than 90 minutes so the choice was made to enter and make contact with the individual,” Quigley instructed reporters. 

Police stated the children’ mom was on the scene and helped present info for negotiations. Buckley appeared to throw random objects out of a window, yelled at negotiators, and requested for an ambulance. 

The SWAT group used drones to get a take a look at the house from above and used a raise to succeed in the second flooring.  

“We’re keen to spend the time and assets to carry it to this decision. Once more, that is the best-case state of affairs. Everyone seems to be protected, particularly these kids,” Quigley stated. 

Buckley was taken to South Shore Hospital to be handled for accidents sustained throughout the arrest and for his psychological well being to be evaluated. 

Police stated Buckley, who they’re aware of, is going through a number of felony costs. These costs embody assault by the use of a harmful weapon, harm to property and youngster endangerment. 

“It is a good little neighborhood, individuals are quiet and do their very own issues. It is actually an sad circumstance,” neighbor Paul Grady stated.