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Watertown man arrested after Western Mass. standoff

Posted by Ralph Ranalli October 18, 2007 11:06 AM


A Watertown man is being held on bail after he allegedly went to his ex-girlfriend's home in Hatfield home where he said he wanted "one of the troopers there to shoot him to commit suicide," the Springfield Republican newspaper is reporting on its web site.

Robert L. Nicol, a 49-year-old former Northampton Police sergeant, was arrested by state police early Saturday morning after holding more than a half-dozen police officers at bay and asking them to shoot him, according to a report from state police.

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