EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – After negotiations with a barricaded person, police in East Haven said that person is in custody and the incident has been resolved peacefully.
East Haven police said the town’s public safety dispatch center received a 911 call from a woman reporting a domestic incident on Stevens Street, adding her husband, who fled the house and ran into a detached garage, possessed a hatchet.
Police were dispatched to the scene and set up a perimeter immediately. Police said they attempted to establish communication with the man repeatedly and the man allegedly continued pointing a handgun at officers while coming to the doorway of the garage.
Police said they continued communication attempts while a less-lethal plan was developed. Shortly after, the man was taken into custody through the use of less-lethal means, police said.
The gun in the man’s possession is believed to have been a BB gun, police said.
According to police, the man sustained minor injuries and was treated on scene by the East Haven Fire Department before being taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for evaluation.
During the incident, schools were put on lockdown and bus routes were suspended until it was resolved.
East Haven Police Capt. Joseph Murgo said Stevens Street and Soundview Avenue will remain closed until the investigation is complete. Local traffic will be let through.
Murgo said there is no danger to the public at this time.