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Suspect faces judge after shots fired near Groton Navy Yard

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Bacardi Robinson was arrested after holding two teens hostage in Groton. (Groton Police/WFSB) Bacardi Robinson was arrested after holding two teens hostage in Groton. (Groton Police/WFSB)
NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

The suspect, who ran from police and briefly held two teenagers hostage in Groton on Friday, appeared in court on Monday.   

It was a tense scene on Burningtree Lane Friday morning as United States marshals, backed by local and state police, tried to arrest 25-year-old Bacardi Robinson.

"I put my kids upstairs I was afraid if something happened if a bullet came in they need to be safe,” Val Lackey, of Groton, said.

People were forced to stay in their homes as police tried to catch the suspect.

Robinson, who now faces a host of new charges, was wanted in North Carolina for two home invasions and burglaries.

Officials got word that he was holding up in a unit that belonged to an acquaintance who was away on duty.

As they moved in, he escaped from a second story window. He was cornered about a block away in this home where he held two teenagers hostage. Both were unharmed.

Minutes later, police talked Robinson out.

"He would not comply with our commands K-9 were used to bring him down along with officers he continued to fight and subsequently was taken into custody,” Groton Police Lt. John Varone said.  

Robinson is being held on a $750,000 bond. He is expected to be arraigned in New London Superior Court on Monday morning.

He faces several charges, including kidnapping and home invasion.

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