42-year-old man barricades himself, shoots at officers in Norton

NORTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Heath Mullett, 42, barricaded himself in a Norton home and shot at police in a standoff on John Scott Boulevard Thursday night, according to the Norton Police Department.

Around 9:30 p.m., Norton Police responded to a report of a dispute between Mullett and a woman at the home. The woman fled the home with a young child while Mullett remained inside, barricading himself with a gun.

A SWAT team from the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council, a team made up of officers from Attleboro, Taunton, Rehoboth and State Police, responded to the standoff.

At one point a dispatcher said Mullett threatened to have more than 500 rounds of ammunition.

NPD reported that shots were fired from inside the home at the SWAT team outside and hit a police car. They said no officers returned fire and none were injured.

Officials arrested Mullett after he eventually surrendered himself and took him to Sturdy Hospital for evaluation.

The suspect is expected in court on Friday, facing several charges including domestic assault and battery, malicious damage and assault with intent to murder.


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