Man surrenders after standoff in Enfield - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Man surrenders after standoff in Enfield

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ENFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Enfield police were able to coax a man out of his home on Elm Street Wednesday afternoon after he barricaded himself inside.

Officers were called to a home at 368 Elm St. about 12:20 p.m. because the man inside the residence told police that he was depressed and was going to kill himself.

Police quickly determined that no one else was inside the home.

Officers were able to bring the man into custody after three hours. Police talked to him for two hours on the phone and then from outside his garage for 30 minutes. They used Tasers to subdue him and end the standoff. 

"We were able to flank him on his right, taser him and get him to the hospital," said police Chief Carl Sferrazza. "But, he is uninjured and that is the most important thing."

Police said they thought the man was armed with a knife and treated the situation as if he had a gun. However, police learned the man was not armed and did not recover any weapons.

Elm Street was closed between Route 190 and Moody Road during the standoff. No evacuations were made.

"I could not get where I needed to go because of this," said Al Rubino of Ellington.

The man, who is not being identified at this time, is believed to work at a local machine shop and is in his 60s. Police said he has a daughter, and a coworker told Eyewitness News that he has a son.

His son was recently paralyzed in a motorcycle crash.

Co-workers and officers added that the man is not known to be violent. 

Residents were notified about the incident through their everbridge system. 

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