All-Day Standoff at Vermont Motel Ends Peacefully, Suspect Arrested

Daniel Kelley, 41, was wearing camouflage and allegedly threatening people with an assault rifle

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Police say a daylong standoff at a motel in Newport, Vermont has ended peacefully.

According to NBC5, officers were on scene at Richard's All Season Lodge until the early morning hours Wednesday. Forty-one-year-old Daniel Kelley was wearing camouflage and threatening people with an assault rifle, officers said.

When police arrived, officers found Kelley in his apartment. Shortly after, he slammed his window shut and opened the door to his apartment wearing a military-style helmet, while carrying a shield and an assault rifle, according to police.

Kelley barricaded himself in the room. Police said it was not considered a hostage situation.

Police were able to enter the building at 2 a.m. Wednesday and take Kelley into custody. He was taken to a local  hospital where he was treated for minor injuries, and is being held on $250,000 bail pending arraignment.

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