Update at on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd, 2017
Officials have reported MacKenzie Brisson from Tuesday’s standoff in Dublin has been charged with three counts of assault on a government official with a firearm and is under a a $1.5 million dollar bond.
Update at 11:15 am on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd, 2017: The Bladen County Sheriff, Jim McVicker gave an update on the young man from yesterday’s standoff. McVicker reported, the 20 year old, Mackenzie Brisson from Paul Brisson Road in Dublin is still in the hospital this morning.
“At this time our concern is to get him the help he needs,” McVicker said.
McVicker reported after the health of Brisson is confirmed to be in good standing, he will be charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. At this time, no charges have been filed.
Update at 9:20 am on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd, 2017:
Bladen County Sheriff, Jim McVicker gave us an update on the young man from yesterday’s standoff. McVicker reported, the 20 year old, Mackenzie Brisson from Dublin is still in the hospital this morning.
“At this time our concern is to get him the help he needs,” McVicker said. When we asked if charges would be filed against Brisson, McVicker said, “at this time, that is not our concern.
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Update at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 21st, 2017: Bladen County Sheriff gives update on Shooter in Dublin
Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker gave an update on the situation involving Mackenzie Brisson shooting rounds of ammunition in and around a home on Paul Brisson Road in Dublin. It is a good outcome to a long day.
“Everybody is safe and no body is hurt.” McVicker said. The shooter, Mackenzie Brisson, is being detained. No officers had to fire any shots according to McVicker.
Brisson was found in a truck inside the home’s garage. The suspect is in route to a hospital. No charges have been filed at this time according to McVicker.
McVicker contributed the success of the day to teamwork. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Bladen County Emergency Services, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT team were all on the scene throughout the day.
The family could be heard in the parking lot saying, “God answers prayers.” Pastor Sam Grist with Singletary United Methodist Church spoke to law enforcement and the family after the situation was resolved. The Pastor said, “Things have worked like we expect them to work. A young man’s life has been spared.”
The church offered the Brisson family and law enforcement a place to rest and provided food during and after the highly stressful day.
Update from Sheriff McVicker on the shooting in Dublin. McVicker said the agencies have deployed a robot room by room. The suspect has not responded to any communications. No shots have been fired in hours. About a hour and a half ago there was reported movement in the house. They are going to deploy a small amount of gas to try to get the suspect out. CS gas they are going to use is something like tear gas. Then officers will go in room by room.
The Sheriff is still hopeful everything will end peacefully with no one harmed. Roads blocked off will remain closed until the standoff is over.
There is a road blocked on 3rd Street in Dublin due to a domestic disturbance turned violent. Suspect is firing shots at officers from a house on Paul Brisson Road in Dublin.
West Bladen High School and Bladen Community College is on lockdown.
The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Bladen County Emergency Services and North Carolina Highway Patrol are working together to end this disturbance peacefully.
MacKenzie Brisson is the shooter.
Hillary Brisson Nielsen, cousin of MacKenzie Brission, said the family is heartbroken.