Man in custody following standoff in Hardwick

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HARDWICK — A standoff at a home on Route 16 in Hardwick ended this morning morning in an arrest of a local man.

Members of the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit were able to take Michael McCuen, 36, into custody at around 5:00 a.m.

The incident began when a female household member called the Hardwick Police Department at about noon Monday, to report that she had been assaulted by McCuen.

McCuen is known to police and has access to multiple firearms.

Hardwick police contacted the Vermont State Police to request assistance in responding to the call.

The Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division also responded.

The victim was able to leave the residence safely, while responding police agencies established a perimeter and began attempting to contact McCuen and persuade him to surrender.

The victim of the domestic assault suffered minor injuries; no further injuries have been reported.

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