RI Man In Hours-Long Standoff With Police In Mass.

A Rhode Island man is accused of leading police on a chase, then holing up in his SUV for hours in Blackstone, Mass., before being captured.

Fifty-three-year-old Anthony Daignault of Woonsocket, R.I., was arrested Tuesday evening after authorities used a "flash-bang" device to capture him. During an appearance in Providence District Court on Wednesday, he blamed drug use for his actions.

Woonsocket police say they tried to arrest Daignault for a domestic dispute Tuesday morning in Woonsocket, and say he almost hit two police cruisers as he fled and drove to Blackstone. They say he stayed in his SUV for more than four hours.

Daignault is faces charges including domestic assault and battery and reckless driivng and is being held on $2,000 surety.

This program aired on October 20, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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