Suspect in Hingham Standoff Arraigned

The Hingham, Massachusetts man who police arrested after a four-hour standoff over the weekend — during which he allegedly fired at a SWAT team — was expected to be arraigned Monday on a slew of charges.

Pharaoh Yahtues, 37, is facing counts of armed assault to murder and discharging an explosive at Hingham District Court.

Officers arrived at Yahutes home around 6:30 a.m. Saturday after receiving a disturbance call, they said.

Police tried unsuccessfully to persuade him to come out of his home, but he refused. Yahutes allegedly threatened to shoot officers, and made statements about committing "suicide by cop."

Police say he ultimately did fire at SWAT officers and threw an explosive device in a patio that did not detonate, but no one was injured.

A man then called 911 saying he was inside the third-floor apartment with Yahtues and had locked himself in a bedroom fearing for his life.

Residents of nearby apartments were evacuated, and a SWAT team was called to the scene.

Yahutes pleaded not guilty to all charges and was ordered to be held without bail. He will undergo a mental health evaluation and is due back in court on Feb. 18.

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