RESOLVED: Call for ‘despondent’ male causes shelter in place, evacuation orders near Groton trailer park

New London

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Multiple police departments responded to a trailer park in Groton after reports of a “despondent” person Sunday afternoon.

Groton police said its patrol division responded to 1290 North Rd., a home in the Long Cove Trailer Park, for a third party report of a despondent male at 4:35 p.m.

Due to the nature of the complaint, Groton requested the Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit to respond.

Residents of surrounding trailers and the surrounding area were asked to either evacuate or shelter in place in a safe location for the duration of the incident as a precautionary measure.

After police made contact with the individual, it was determined that he was not a threat to himself or others. As a result, the shelter in place and evacuation orders were lifted.

Officers and crisis counselors were able to resolve the situation and the person in question was taken to a medical facility Monday afternoon.

Groton thanked the State Police and Mobile Outreach from the Southeast Mental Health Authority for providing timely and critical assistance during the situation.

There are no reported injuries reported. Officials were still on scene as of 3 a.m.

No criminal charges are pending.

This is a breaking story. Stay tuned to WTNH.com for the latest details as they become available.

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