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Suspect in Cumberland Farms Standoff to Be Arraigned

Rehoboth police said that the man, 38-year-old Benjamin Kimball, was taken into custody at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday

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    TV helicopter footage shows a man in a vehicle surrounded by SWAT team members bailing from the vehicle and running across a Cumberland Farms parking lot in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, before being tackled and arrested. (Published Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016)

    A man accused of sparking an hours-long standoff with police outside a Massachusetts convenience store will be arraigned in court Friday. 

    Rehoboth police said that the man, 38-year-old Benjamin Kimball, was taken into custody at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. 

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

    Ultimately, Kimball tried to flee after using his vehicle to ram into police vehicles. He then took off on foot. Police took him into custody with a flash-bang, bean bag and K-9.

    Police say he did not have any explosives and the gun in question was an Xbox controller. 

    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. 

    No employees or customers were inside the store during the standoff and the gas pumps were turned off. 

    It's unclear what charges Kimball faces or if he has an attorney.


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