Suspect in Easter Sunday Standoff in Fairhaven Will Face Charges
FAIRHAVEN - The man who sparked an hours-long standoff with police in Fairhaven on Easter Sunday morning is facing multiple charges.
Fairhaven Police spokesman, Lt. Kevin Kobza, says Earl Hebert, Jr., will be summonsed to New Bedford District Court at a later date to face two charges of assault with a dangerous weapon.
Lt. Kobza says police were called to Hebert's home at 18 Winsagansett Avenue at around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday after Hebert reportedly refused to cooperate with authorities for a separate matter. Hebert allegedly charged at two officers with a knife before running back into his home and barricading himself inside.
After four hours, police were able to subdue Hebert at around 12:30 p.m. with the use of a beanbag gun and a taser. A press release issued Sunday had claimed that the situation came to a "peaceful conclusion." Hebert was transported to St. Luke's Hospital for evaluation.
Kobza says over 17 police officers from Fairhaven, Acushnet, Mattapoisett, and a SWAT team from the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council responded to the scene, at a cost that is expected to run "well into the thousands of dollars."