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Army Veteran Hospitalized After Standoff With Police in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Officers say he had several rifles with him, including one strapped to his back

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    An Army veteran who barricaded himself inside a Holyoke, Massachusetts, home for hours is now in the hospital. (Published Friday, July 15, 2016)

    An Army veteran who barricaded himself inside a Holyoke, Massachusetts, home for hours is now in the hospital. 

    Police started negotiating with the 26-year-old around 7 Thursday night at a home on Upland Road. 

    Officers say he had several rifles with him, including one strapped to his back. 

    During the standoff the man moved in and out of the house with a rifle strapped to him as he talked with police. 

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    Around 1 a.m. Friday police took him down with bean bag rounds. He was not seriously hurt and was taken to a hospital. 

    Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger believes the Army veteran suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. 

    He said, "Please realize this is a difficult time for him and his family. The end result here tonight, all we want to do is get him the help he needs."

    No one else was inside that home, but police did keep neighbors back.


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