SWAT scene resolved and cleared after two men threaten to burn down Middletown condo


MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Residents of a Middletown condo complex were evacuated Thursday night after two men threaten to burn it down.

At about 11:54 a.m. the Middletown Police received a call requesting police presence on Cynthia Lane.

Mobile Crisis personnel who requested law enforcement indicated they were attempting to evacuate two males who have a history of aggression.

About an hour later, residents in the area were evacuated after the two males threatened to burn down the condominium.

Middletown SWAT and Crisis Negotiators responded to the scene.

Negotiators were able to contact the men. At about 6:30 p.m., one of the men exited the building without incident. He was transported to Middlesex Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

At about 9:09 p.m., the second male exited the residence without incident and he was transported to Hartford Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

The incident ended peacefully with no injuries. There are no immediate threats to the public; The scene has cleared, and Cynthia Lane has since reopened.

The names of the males are not being released at this time as they appear to be suffering from a mental health or medical emergency.

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