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Man arrested after Plainfield standoff


A dramatic and terrifying situation unfolded in Plainfield early Tuesday morning after a woman said she ran from a home with two children as a man fired a gun at her.

The tense situation began around 1:40 a.m. when police said they received a 911 call from a woman that said had an argument with 34-year-old Zachary Truelson and as she was leaving the home, he discharged a firearm.

"She did flee the residence with a 1- and 3-year-old," Police Chief Michael Suprenant said. "She made it to safety where police obviously went to her aid."

Connecticut State Police and Plainfield police were able to surround the home.

"It was very a secluded area," Suprenant said. "It was a wooded area, so all the officers took up positions around the home."

Emergency official said they spent hours trying to get Truelson to come out, but he refused.

Finally officers went into the home and took him into custody.

Channel 3 Eyewitness News did some digging and found out this isn't the first time Truelson has had a run-in with the law.

He was arrested several years ago for DUI and failure to appear in court.

For this incident, police said Truelson was charged with breach of peace, and additional charges may be pending. He's being held on $25,000 bond and is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

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