In Westminster, Vermont, police are actively investigating an assault incident that took place on Tuesday, leaving one person with non-life threatening injuries. According to Vermont State Police, troopers from the Rockingham Barracks responded to a report of an assault outside of a residence in Westminster in the early morning.
At the scene, the 29-year old victim told police that the unidentified suspect had asked the victim to come outside of their residence and once outside, the suspect began striking the victim in the head area multiple times.
The suspect is confirmed to be a known associate of the victim, as the two are both involved in the sale of illegal narcotics. Even though the suspect is known to the victim, there was not enough information for officers to positively identify the accused.
The victim was transported to Springfield Hospital, was treated for non-life threatening injuries to the victim’s head area, and was released later that morning. Based on the circumstances of this aggravated assault incident, authorities have determined that this was an isolated case and that there is no perceived threat to the general public.
The investigation into the suspect’s identity is ongoing tonight and if you know anything, please contact VSP at the Rockingham Barracks at (802) 875-2112.