Vernon Man Charged in Standoff That Closed Route 83

Edward Sullivan mug shot Vernon
Vernon Police

A 45-year-old Vernon man has been charged in connection a standoff that shut down part of Route 83 in Vernon last Friday.

Police said 45-year-old Edward Sullivan, of Rockville, turned himself in on Thursday morning.

Police responded to his Union Street home on Dec. 2 after a family member called 911 and said he had a gun and was threatening to commit suicide, police said.

When officers arrived on scene, Sullivan came out of the house and waved a revolver in the air, police said.

Because the house is close to Route 83 and several businesses, officers shut down the road for about 30 minutes.

Sullivan was taken into custody and brought to Rockville General Hospital for psychiatric treatment, authorities said, and police removed several other firearms from the home.

Family members who were inside the home at the time of the incident were able to exit safely.

Sullivan was charged with second-degree breach of peace and interfering with police.

He was held in lieu of a $100,000 bond and will appear in Rockville Court today.

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