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Standoff in Dartmouth ends with man in custody after making threats against university


DARTMOUTH, Mass. ( -- A six-hour standoff in Rhode Island ended Tuesday with a man in custody. 

Local and state police surrounded an area in Dartmouth Tuesday and tried to speak with a man who they say threatened to "shoot up" Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

According to an article on, police were at the corner of Richard and Hemlock streets for the standoff Tuesday. New Bedford police said the man who threatened violence lives at 209 Richard St. in Dartmouth.

The standoff was over Tuesday evening, but police tried to negotiate with the man all afternoon.

Roger Williams University has two campuses, one in Providence, R.I., and the other in Bristol, R.I.

In an email to students, faculty and staff, Roger Williams administrators said that on Tuesday morning, "a small group of faculty and administrators at RWU Law received an email from a former law school student that included threatening language."

The email went on to state that the student is believed to be in an apartment in South Dartmouth and that "out of an abundance of caution, the Bristol Police will remain an active presence on the Roger Williams campus until the suspect is confirmed to be in custody."