WOLCOTT, Conn. (WTNH)-- A man was involved in a stand off with Wolcott police after he attempted to barricade his wife and children in his home, Tuesday evening.
Police say they received a 911 call at 6:48 PM, regarding an assault between a mother and father at 119 Long Swamp Road. The 17-year-old girl caller had locked herself in the bathroom.
The dispatcher could hear her father yelling in the background. When the dispatcher asked if the father was armed, he was told he had a gun.
There were three other siblings, ages 13, 15, and 20 in the home. According to the caller, the father, John St. George, 45, wouldn't let anyone leave the house.
Police arrived and set up a perimeter around the home. Shortly after, the 13-year-old and 15-year-old came out running and were secured by police. After that, the 20-year-old daughter ran out of the house, as well.
At 7:30 PM, St. George came out of the house with his hands raised and told officers he was unarmed. However, when he saw an officer in the rear of his neighbor's house, he ran back inside the house.
A short time later, police say St. George came out again and began walking on Long Swamp Road. When he noticed officers had surrounded him, he raised his arms and said again he was unarmed.
St. George was then taken into custody. A 9mm automatic handgun was found on the kitchen table.
The mother and the 17-year-old caller were still in the house at that time.
The mother had injuries from being physically assaulted, and it was later learned the 13-year-old boy had been struck with an air compressor thrown at him by St. George. Both the mother and son were transported to St. Mary's Hospital for their injuries.
St. George also had thrown a gas tank at one of their dogs, striking it in the nose.
St. George was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful restraint, threatening, risk of injury to a minor, and cruelty to an animal. He is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.
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