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BRATTLEBORO — A town resident has been charged with robbery after police allege he threatened and demanded money from volunteers in Living Memorial Park.

Brattleboro police said in a news release that around 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Timothy P. Barbour, 57, approached two adult volunteers of Living Memorial Park Snow Sports — a nonprofit organization that operates a T-bar ski lift and other associated equipment at the park — and told them to close for the day.

According to police, Barbour threatened them with a large metal pipe and demanded money. A physical struggle ensued, according to the release, and Barbour and one of the volunteers were taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Both men have since left the hospital, the release says.

Barbour was charged with assault and robbery and is being held on $5,000 bail, according to the release.

Olivia Belanger can be reached at 352-1234, extension 1439, or obelanger@keenesentinel.com. Follow her on Twitter @OBelangerKS.