Standoff in Holland ends in self-inflicted gunshot wound

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HOLLAND — A 63-year-old Holland man was injured in an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound today.

Police say they responded to 928 Valley Road for a welfare check on Dennis Belanger, 63, of Holland, after he had not contacted anyone in several days.

When they arrived, police say they made contact with Belanger who was threatening to harm himself with a weapon.

A perimeter was established around the residence.

Police were assisted by Northeast Kingdom Human Services, who attempted to talk with Belanger.

During the situation, Belanger called 911 to report that he had shot himself.

Troopers gained entry into the house where they located the injured man.

He was transported to North Country Hospital with what police describe as a non-life threatening injury.

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