Burlington standoff ends in arrest
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A police standoff on Burlington’s North Avenue shut down part of the street for nearly five hours Monday night.
Police haven’t released many details, but say that a standoff with an intoxicated man ended with that person being arrested. Police say the unnamed male suspect was assaultive towards a roommate and emergency responders. After negotiating for four hours, police say the suspect fled the scene but was quickly taken into custody.
One neighbor we spoke with says he left his home around 8 p.m. and saw a few cruisers lining up. A different neighbor told WCAX News the incident started quietly, raising questions about safety and violence in the city.
“We all know about the increase in crimes and shootings and stabbings and all that, so it’s just like super unsettling to see. Now like there’s never been something this close to home” said Alex Colletta, who lives nearby.
Despite the police saying there is no danger to the public from the incident, neighbors hope this doesn’t become an ongoing problem.
“We all know about the increase in crimes and shootings and stabbings and all that so it’s just like super unsettling to see. And now like there’s never been something this close to home,” said Colletta.
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