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was arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun and punched a man inside Bare
Cove Park after a dispute that began over marijuana. The man was arrested
inside the 484 acre park hours later after being located by a SWAT team.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:05pm a 54 year old homeless man called to 9-1-1 to report
he had been punched in the face and a handgun pointed at his chest by another
homeless man inside Bare Cove Park. The victim said both men know each other
and live in separate tents inside Bare Cove Park. The victim said the suspect asked
him to get him some marijuana. After the victim gave him the marijuana, the
suspect picked up a handgun. He became aggressive and pointed the gun at the
victim’s chest. The victim left the area and a short time later they met again
in different area of the park. An argument began between the two men and the
suspect allegedly punched the victim in the face. The victim then called 9-1-1
to report both incidents.
were able to contact the suspect by phone who claimed he was now in Quincy. He
hung up and turned his phone off. Additional resources, including the Metro-LEC
SWAT team as well as K9’s and a drone, were brought to the scene to assist in
locating the suspect. Residents in the area were notified using a reverse 9-1-1
system through the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department.
2:56am the suspect was located in the park. He was arrested without incident by
members of the SWAT team. A handgun was not found in his immediate possession.
Arrested was Thomas P. Walwood, age 55, formerly of Quincy, MA. He was charged
with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (firearm) and Assault and Battery. He was
held overnight on $500 cash bail and arraigned at Hingham District Court on June
6. After his arraignment, he was ordered held without bail pending a
dangerousness hearing on Monday June 11, 2018.
are continuing to search for the handgun in the park. Bare Cove Park is a
public park open during the daylight hours only and camping is not allowed. The
Hingham Police will continue to patrol the park and remove anyone found
violating that regulation. ### Contact PIO Sgt. Steven Dearth