- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island State Police SWAT team has arrested a man accused of threatening officers with a weapon.

The Westerly Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1z1LhZx ) that police stormed a house just before midnight Saturday and took Michael W. Neugent into custody.

The incident began with a call to Hopkinton police from a neighbor reporting a domestic disturbance. Police say a woman told them that the 42-year-old Neugent held her down and choked her with both hands.

An hours-long stand-off ensued.

Shortly before midnight SWAT officers stormed the building and after resisting, police said, Neugent was arrested.

He was charged with domestic assault, domestic disorderly conduct and threat to a public official. He also faces state charges of assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.

It wasn’t known Sunday if he’s represented by a lawyer.


Information from: The Westerly Sun, https://www.thewesterlysun.com



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