Vt. man repeatedly tried to hit firefighters with stick, police say


NEWBURY, Vt. (WCAX) – Police say a Vermont man faces charges for repeatedly trying to assault crews fighting a fire at his home.

It happened Tuesday at about 8 p.m. at a house fire in Newbury.

Vermont State Police say Edward Rose, 33, kept trying to hit Wells River firefighters with a stick as they battled a blaze at his home.

Police took Rose into custody. He was cited and released.

He’s due in court next month to face charges of assault on protected professionals.