A Milton man was arrested early Saturday after he held police at bay for more than 10 hours while refusing to return his four-year-old son to the boy’s mother.

Shawn Dudley, 36, was jailed at Chittenden County Correctional Center on charges of custodial interference, resisting arrest, hindering law enforcement and violation of a relief from abuse order.

Police say outreach workers and the Vermont State Police’s crisis negotiation unit had been trying since Tuesday to convince Dudley to return the boy to his mother, who police say has sole custody.

On Friday, Milton police obtained a search warrant for Dudley’s home, but he refused to come out with the boy. After nearly eight hours of negotiation, officers entered the home to find Dudley and his son barricaded inside.

Just before 7 p.m., Milton investigators called Burlington police for assistance. Police from Colchester Police and Essex were also at the scene. Police say Dudley eventually released his son before surrendering to officers.

No one was injured and the child was reunited with his mother.

“This incident was resolved with help from many partners,” said Milton Police Chief Stephen Laroche. “The work of the Burlington officers from the Emergency Response Team helped bring this incident to a close. The skill and control they displayed was nothing short of amazing. This team is an incredible asset to Chittenden County. “