TEMPLE — A Temple man who had been wanted for allegedly assaulting his father surrendered peacefully Thursday evening after creating an hours-long standoff with police.

Brian Mackin, 27, allegedly assaulted his father at his residence at 34 Cummings Hill Road and fled the scene before state troopers and deputies from Franklin County could arrive at the home, according to a press release from Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols.

The officers responded to the call at 12:45 p.m. Thursday and secured the victim. They conducted a search for more than an hour and couldn’t find Mackin, but believed he was armed with a handgun and a knife. The officers left the home and an arrest warrant was drafted for Mackin.

At 4:45 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a call from a neighbor in the area of Cummings Hill Road who said Mackin had been seen walking behind his father’s residence. Mackin’s father was not at the residence at the time.

A team from the sheriff’s office arrived at the home and established a perimeter around the house and determined that Mackin was indeed inside the residence. A new arrest warrant was drafted for Mackin.

Lt. David St. Laurent of the sheriff’s office was able to establish contact with Mackin by phone and talked with him for more than two hours. While St. Laurent negotiated with Mackin, the state police tactical team and a state crisis negotiator were called to help at the scene and prepare for the possibility that Mackin would refuse to cooperate. However, upon the state police officers’ arrival, Mackin came out of the residence unarmed and without incident.

No weapons were found inside the house.

Mackin was charged with Class D domestic violence terrorizing, Class E violating conditions of release and Class B aggravated assault.

According to a clerk at the sheriff’s office, Mackin had been due for arraignment Friday morning.

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