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Man recovering in hospital charged in police shootout

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David Rawlinson (CT State Police) David Rawlinson (CT State Police)
MANSFIELD, CT (AP) -

A Connecticut man has been arrested while recovering in a hospital after a shootout with police.

State Police say 64-year-old David Rawlinson faces charges stemming from a Dec. 19 domestic dispute that sparked the initial police response as well as for the ensuing gunfire.

He was arraigned Thursday and placed into custody on a $5.1 million bond. It couldn't be immediately determined if Rawlinson had a lawyer.

State Police say they received a call that Rawlinson was threatening to shoot a woman over things she had posted on Facebook and that he had a shotgun and was prepared to shoot any police that responded.

Police say Rawlinson fled in a minivan when they arrived, struck a police cruiser and then opened fire. Officers eventually shot him about three times.

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