COVENTRY, Conn. (WTNH) — The man who was barricaded inside a home on South Street in Coventry Monday has been charged, according to state police.
The situation began at 7:15 a.m. when police were serving four warrants on the man, two of which were felony warrants.
That is when police said Anderson retreated back into his South Street home and mentioned he had weapons. The situation developed into a nine-hour standoff between the man and police at the home in the 1700 block of South Street.
This led to three surrounding neighbors being evacuated and schools in the area going on lockdown earlier in the day.
The man was later identified by police as 38-year-old Jared Anderson. State police said Anderson was a tenant of the home and rented at the residence.
Following nine hours of dialogue, state police said Anderson turned himself peacefully, adding he was taken into custody on four active warrants for failing to appear in court.
“I can’t say enough about all those involved and the professionalism. Our tactical unit. Everybody gets together, you get the negotiators, all the training comes into play in the most critical time,” Sgt. Dawn Pagan with state police said.
South Street at Daly Street and Cross Street were shut down due to police activity. Coventry police said the roadways will reopen shortly.
State police said there will still be police activity through the night as certain elements are still under investigation. They are still investigating whether Anderson was armed while in the house.