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Armed Dartmouth man charged after barricading himself inside of residence



DARTMOUTH, MA – On Saturday, at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the Dartmouth Police Department attempted to arrest Jack Bradford Gifford, 20, of Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth, on an outstanding warrant.

During the course of the arrest, Gifford armed himself with a knife, and barricaded himself inside of his residence.

After several unsuccessful attempts were made to have Gifford exit the residence, both negotiators and S.W.A.T. team members from the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council were requested.

After negotiations with Gifford eventually broke down, the decision was made for S.W.A.T. team members to enter the residence, during which time Gifford exited peacefully.
After being taken into custody, Gifford was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, where he will be evaluated.

The entire incident lasted approximately six hours.

In addition to the warrant, Gifford will face several charges associated with the standoff.

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