South Burlington man arrested after police standoff
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A South Burlington man is due in court Thursday following a standoff with police overnight.
South Burlington Police say they responded to a noise complaint around 1:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on Dorset Street. They say it started as a domestic assault and that Justin Russell, 30, then locked himself in the apartment with two children, at one point threatening to harm them if police entered.
With the help of a Vermont State Police crisis negotiator, police say Russell eventually surrendered to officers around 7 a.m.
He is due in court Thursday morning to face charges.