Police Identify Man Arrested In Rehoboth Standoff
Authorities have released the name of the man involved in a Thursday morning standoff in Rehoboth.
Police tell ABC6 that 38-year-old Benjamin Kimball was taken into custody following an hours-long standoff at Cumberland Farms on Route 44.
Kimball allegedly walked into the store around 6 a.m. and threatened to blow it up saying he had a gun and a bomb.
He also pulled a gas hose off the pump and tried to light it.
Liz White, a spokesperson for Cumberland Farms, says the store was open for business but all employees and customers were safely evacuated and all the gas pumps were shut off.
Nearby businesses were also evacuated and the regional SWAT team was called in.
Kimball was eventually taken down by a K9 after lengthy conversations with crisis negotiators.
He sustained bites on his leg and back and was taken to Morton Hospital for evaluation.