Bank robbery suspect in custody after New Haven standoff

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– A bank robbery suspect is in custody after a police chase and standoff at a New Haven home on Thursday afternoon.

Police say at around 12:17 p.m., officers responded to attempted bank robbery at Wells Fargo at Whalley Avenue and Norton Street.

The suspect, 23-year-old William Rodriguez, then fled into a home on Chamberlain Street where the New Haven Police Hostage Negotiation Team was able to make contact with him.

Police managed to get Rodriguez to surrender peacefully and the scene was cleared.

Rodriguez was charged with Criminal Attempt to commit Robbery.

The incident remains under investigation.

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