Tiverton Man Engages State Police in Standoff

One man is behind bars, after an armed standoff in Tiverton.

Police say Thursday night, a Fall River woman informed police that her ex-boyfriend, 38 year old William Cheetham, has threatened her with a gun.

When Tiverton Police checked in on Cheetham at his home address, he engaged them in standoff that lasted into Friday morning.

The standoff ended peacefully, after State Police sent tear gas into the house. Cheetham then surrendered to police.

Cheetham will be in court on Tuesday.