Man injured in Colchester standoff

Man injured in Colchester standoff photo Man injured in Colchester standoff

A man who allegedly threatened to hurt himself and others was shot at by police officers in Vermont on Sunday.

A neighbor said he woke up around 5:30 a.m. when he heard gunshots and shouting. Officers responded to his home at 38 Hawthorne Lane to check on his welfare at about 3:25 a.m., Vermont State Police said. They called for assistance and officers from Colchester, Burlington and Winooski Police departments responded.

When officers arrived, they saw 20-year-old James Hemingway through a window holding a rifle. Authorities say Hemingway – armed with a rifle – got into a auto and started to drive towards the exit.

The Burlington Free Press reports ( ) that police described the man involved in the early Sunday morning incident as “in distress”. The Attorney General’s office will also conduct an independent review.

The man was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center and was listed as stable.

Police evacuated the surrounding homes and blocked traffic coming in and out. He’s hospitalized and is scheduled to appear in court next week on disorderly conduct and simple assault charges.

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