No threat to public after heavy police presence at Quality Inn in Cromwell


CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) — There was a heavy police presence at the Quality Inn on Berlin Road in Cromwell Saturday evening for reports of an armed man.

Cromwell, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Middletown police, and Connecticut State Police responded to the scene. State police were called to the scene at around 6:25 p.m.

No armed people were found at the scene, according to police. One person has been hospitalized for an unrelated injury.

Sean Duplessis of Cromwell told News 8, “I saw the lights and I thought it was someone getting a ticket. Then, when I saw the yellow tape, I knew it was a little bit more than that…I can’t believe what’s going on!”

Chief Denise Lamontagne of Cromwell Police said, “The whole hotel is in lockdown right us to process it — waiting for us to review other things.”

Police confirm to News 8 that no shots were fired and there is no threat to the public at this time.

Cromwell Police will handle the investigation.

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