- Aug 19, 2003
Man Damaged Police Station with Chainsaw, Dangled Children Near Window
Police say a man tried to cut through a door at the station Sunday with a chainsaw before barricading himself at his house in Cohasset, Massachusetts.
Brien Buckley, who is scheduled to appear in court Monday, allegedly drove over the police station’s lawn and hit a tree on the property.
He then exited the truck and went inside the lobby, revving a gas powered chainsaw which he is accused of using to damage the room and cut at the security door.
A civilian desk attendant at the station fled for safety and locked herself inside an office where she hit the panic button, prompting officers to respond.
In a social media post on Sunday, the department said the man eventually fled the station in his truck:
While officials tried to deescalate the situation, SWAT team members and hostage negotiators arrived to assist.
Several hours later, the man became erratic “…to the point where SWAT supervisors sought permission to enter the home due to the increasingly clear and present danger to the children. Permission was granted by Cohasset Commanders, and the suspect was taken into custody after resisting arrest.”
The children were brought safely out of the house and united with their mother and grandfather. Meanwhile, officers used a taser to subdue the suspect.
The suspect faces charges including assault by means of a dangerous weapon, two counts of child endangerment, resisting arrest, driving to endanger, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and three counts of damage to property.
Just in case anyone doesn;t wish to use Breitbart as a reference the story is also in the more reputable Daily Mail at: