Man facing assault charges after armed standoff in Bladen Co., $1.5M bond


BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The man who is accused of causing an armed standoff with Bladen County deputies Tuesday is now facing multiple assault charges.

Mackenzie Brisson has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. His bond is set at $1.5 million.

Law enforcement and citizens were on edge because of an hours-long armed standoff Tuesday.

911 calls show his family was concerned for their safety and Brisson was allegedly high at the time.

“Is he violent,” the dispatcher asked.

“Um, he’s getting that way…yeah…Mackenzie,” the caller said.

“Does he have access to weapons,” the dispatcher asked.

“What? I’m sorry,” the caller said.

“Does he have access to weapons,” the dispatched asked.

“Um, right now, I don’t think so,” the caller said.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and Sheriff Jim McVicker says he was released today.

McVicker says they will take the necessary steps.

Brisson barricaded himself in his home on Paul Brisson Road around noon and was firing shots from inside.

Officials entered the house after six hours and found Brisson in the garage in the back of his truck.

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