Hours later, man remains barricaded inside Groton home


Police remain on scene at a home in Groton Wednesday morning after they responded to a disturbance on Tuesday night involving a man barricading himself inside.

Police say that they are on the scene of a standoff in the area of Orion Avenue where a man barricaded himself inside of a home Tuesday evening and remains inside as of Wednesday morning. 

According to police, officers responded to a call around 7:18 p.m. and met with a woman who told them that her husband was in their house with a handgun and had fired it.

The woman is safely out of the home and authorities believe that the man is the only person inside of the house. 

SWAT, Connecticut State Police, and Groton Police are on scene trying to negotiate with him. They tried to reach him through phone but haven’t had any luck. 

Neighbors told police that they heard the gunshot. They have been ordered to shelter in place at this time. 

Police say that the situation is contained and there is no threat to the public. However, due to the police activity, the Naval Submarine Base New London Child Development Center will be closed for the day.

Additionally, because of the shelter in place orders, officials say that SUBASE military living in the area will be granted administrative leave until the standoff is over. 

Police have not revealed the exact street where the standoff is happening. A staging are has been set up on by the Groton police on Pleasant Valley Road.

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