Police Standoff in Orange, Vermont, Ends With 1 in Custody

Marvin Martin, 51, allegedly made threats toward minors and pointed a rifle out the window of his home


Route 302 in Orange, Vermont, was shut down for hours on Wednesday due to a police standoff with a man who was reportedly armed.

According to WPTZ-TV, the standoff began around 7:45 a.m. when Vermont State Police received a report that Marvin Martin, 51, made threats toward minors. Troopers met with the pre-teen victims, who said Martin had fired a gun into the air in their presence.

When state police arrived at Martin's home around 11:30 a.m., he allegedly pointed a rifle out the window and approached officers while telling them to leave his property. A tactical team responded, and Martin eventually safely surrendered and was arrested. 

Route 302 reopened around 4:30 p.m.

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