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Standoff

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Aristotle Tarboro, 48, of Fillmore Street following a standoff during which he allegedly threatened officers around late April 19.

According to police, an officer responding to a 911 call to Fillmore Street for a “true emergency” was quickly approached by Tarboro, who had been waiting nearby in his pickup. He had a 14-inch machete duct taped to his right hand and threatened to kill officers as more arrived. He returned to his truck and drove off at one point, over a curb and eventually was surrounded by police cruisers. Police suspected there was also a handgun in the truck.

By 2:30 a.m. police succeeded in convincing him to surrender peacefully.

Tarboro was remanded to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department on an open warrant and afollowing a medical evaluation was committed to Northampton County Prison.

Tarboro is expected to be arraigned on assault, threat, endangerment, fleeing police and possessing an instrument of crime charges.