4-hour Connecticut standoff ends peacefully

Published on Monday, 9 October 2017 11:13
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STRATFORD - Police say a four-hour standoff that started in the early morning hours when a man barricaded himself inside his Connecticut home and threatened to harm himself has ended without injuries.

Police in Stratford say the standoff began at about 2 a.m. Monday and ended about four hours later when the man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Officers responded to the home to check on the 37-year-old man after receiving a report that he was suicidal.

A SWAT team and negotiators were called in when the man threatened to shoot himself.

The man was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, State on Monday, 9 October 2017 11:13. Updated: Monday, 9 October 2017 11:16.