- Associated Press - Sunday, October 30, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - A man who police say claimed to have a gun and threatened to blow up gas pumps during a five-hour standoff with police at a Rehoboth convenience store is heading back to court.

The Sun Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2e4OQIA ) 38-year-old Benjamin Kimball, of North Attleborough, has a dangerousness hearing scheduled Wednesday in Taunton.

Kimball is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to charges including attempted arson and making a false threat. No weapon or explosives were found.

He was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital following the standoff at the Cumberland Farms Sept. 15.

The prosecution and defense told a judge at a hearing last week that doctors who examined Kimball determined he is competent.

His lawyer hasn’t commented, but authorities say Kimball has a history of mental health issues.

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