Mashpee Standoff Suspect Returns to Court

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: Mashpee Police Chief Scott Carline addresses reporters following 7 hour standoff with Falmouth man.

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: Mashpee Police Chief Scott Carline addresses reporters following 7 hour standoff with Falmouth man.

FALMOUTH – The man charged in connection with an armed standoff in Mashpee two weeks ago returns to court today.

Patrick Perkins, 41, of East Falmouth was ordered held without bail by a judge last week following a dangerousness hearing.

Perkins is accused of barricading himself inside the Audio Video Solutions store on Route 28 with a semi-automatic assault rifle. Police say he was despondent over a separation from his wife and was threatening to harm himself.

Perkins fired a round that did not strike anybody, according to police.

Officers convinced Perkins to surrender peacefully about 7 hours after the incident began. Nobody was harmed.

Perkins faces charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a building, intoxicated licensee carrying a firearm, disorderly conduct and threat to commit a crime. He pleaded not guilty to the charges last week.

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