Police: 18-Hour Armed Standoff in Vermont Ends, Suspect in Custody

Newport , Vt. - UPDATE 2:30 a.m.: Newport police say the male subject has been taken into custody. This, after a roughly 18-hour standoff.  Police say he has been taken to North Country Hospital and was treated for injuries. 

Police say Kelley is being lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility for lack of $250,000 bail, he is scheduled to be arraigned in Orleans County Superior Court at a later date. 

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UPDATE 9:30 p.m:

Police say officers are in Newport at the scene of an armed standoff that started around 8 a.m.

The standoff is at 501 Pleasant Street, that's Richard's All Seasons Lodge.  It has been evacuated.

Police say the suspect got into an altercation with a neighbor.  Police tell us they do not want the suspect's name published at this time, but have had problems with him before.

Police say the suspect is armed with a rifle and the neighboring apartment building has been evacuated. Police are armed with tactical gear, military-style vehicles, rifles, and k-9 units.

Police say the suspect faces several charges including three counts each of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and committing a felony with a firearm. 

Officials say Pleasant Street is closed, no word on when it will be reopened.
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There is a huge police presence near the Newport City-Coventry line.

According to the Newport Daily Express Officers are armed with tactical gear, military-style vehicles, and a K-9 Unit all near Route 5.

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer Scott Waterman tells us that State Police are assisting Newport Police with an incident. He says State Police Tactical Crime Unit and Crisis Negotiation Units are on the scene. 

Newport Police says that Pleasant and Coventry Streets are currently closed to traffic. 

We have a crew headed to the scene and will release more details when we have more information.


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