COHASSET, Mass. (WWLP) – After a man in Cohasset threatened the police department with a chainsaw Sunday, then barricaded himself in his house with two small children, Cohasset police announced around 10 p.m. the situation has been resolved peacefully.

According to police, the suspect first entered the police station with the gas-powered chainsaw around 2:30 p.m. He attempted to cut through the security door in the lobby, forcing the attendant on duty to barricade herself in and call for assistance.

The suspect then ran from the police back to his house on Cushing Road and barricaded himself in with two young children under the age of five. Police negotiators talked to the suspect and eventually brought him out peacefully. A shelter-in-place order for anyone living within a quarter mile of Norfolk Road and Cushing Road has been lifted.

Brien Buckley, 35, is being held without bail and charged with the following:

  • Assault by means of a dangerous weapon to wit a chainsaw
  • Damage to property (3-counts)
  • Child endangerment (2-counts)
  • Resisting arrest
  • Driving to endanger
  • Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Wanton destruction of a tree