Several arrested following riot in Willimantic - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Several arrested following riot in Willimantic

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Willimantic police arrested several people following a brief standoff and then a riot that occurred late Thursday night.

Police said they were called to a home on Prospect Street after people reported seeing a woman outside waving around a gun.

When police arrived the woman fled into the basement of a nearby home and barricaded herself from officers for a brief time.

Police were able to get the woman to come out a short time later and recovered a BB gun from the scene.

Police said as they were leaving they came upon a large fight that had broken out in the street outside the house.

According to police, those involved in the fight were all relatives of the woman from the earlier incident.

In all, four people were arrested including one person who was charged with inciting a riot. Charges are still pending against the woman who barricaded herself in the home. 

Police have not released names or the details of charges for those involved at this time.

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