MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Milford police responded to a home where they believe a person might be wielding a gun on Wednesday morning.
Just after midnight, Milford police received a call from a person inside a home on Bridgeport Avenue who said they had fired a shotgun at a locked door in the house.
Officers have not confirmed whether or not shots have actually been fired, but they did confirm the person is suffering from mental health issues.
The unidentified subject is still inside the residence, and police believe they are wielding a shotgun or another form of long gun. There is no word yet on whether or not anyone else is inside the house.
Police have been negotiating with the subject via phone since arriving on the scene, according to Officer Mary Lisa Anania from the Milford Police Department.
She also stated that officers will be in the area and maintain a large police presence until the issue is resolved.
Pedestrian traffic in the area is being restricted away from Berwyn Street to Bilyard Street, north of Bridgeport Avenue and Fairview Street, to Hayes Drive, south of Bridgeport Avenue.
Police ask that residents avoid the area as we continue the investigation.
Milford officials are also urging businesses to remain closed throughout the morning until the incident is over.
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