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Suspect in Custody After Threatening to Blow Up Cumberland Farms Store

Aerial footage shows a SWAT team tackling and arresting the suspect after he bailed out of a vehicle near the gas station's pumps

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    Man arrested for threatening to blow up Cumberland Farms at routes 118 and 44 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. (Published Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016)

    Police in Massachusetts say a man who barricaded himself inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Cumberland Farms store in Rehoboth and made threats to blow the place up is in custody.

    Aerial footage shows a SWAT team tackling and arresting the suspect after he bailed out of a vehicle near the gas station's pumps around 11:30 a.m. after an hours-long standoff on Winthrop Street.

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    Footage also shows the suspect, identified as 38-year-old Benjamin Kimball of North Attleboro, being loaded into an ambulance after being bitten by a K-9 during his arrest. He was taken to Morton Hospital in Taunton.

    It's unclear what charges he faces.

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    A Cumberland Farms spokesperson said the incident started just before 7 a.m. Thursday when the suspect threatened to harm a store employee.

    All customers and employees were safely evacuated and the station's gas pumps were turned off during the situation, according to the company spokesperson.

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    State police said the suspect threatened police officers and SWAT team members and stated he had a bomb in the vehicle.

    Several roads in the area were blocked for hours while police attempted to resolve the situation.

    The Cumberland Farms store was re-opened around 2:30 p.m. 


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