14-hour Southbury standoff suspect identified by state police - WFSB 3 Connecticut

14-hour Southbury standoff suspect identified by state police

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Joseph Michael Stotz was arrested after a 14-hour standoff with troopers and police in Southbury on Monday. (State police) Joseph Michael Stotz was arrested after a 14-hour standoff with troopers and police in Southbury on Monday. (State police)
SOUTHBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A Southbury man was arrested on assault and other charges following a standoff in the town that began during the early morning hours of Monday.

Joseph Michael Stotz, 38, was charged with interfering with an officer, assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct.

According to state police, they and members of the Southbury Police Department responded to Purchase Brook Road for a report of a domestic violence incident.

When they arrived shortly after 2 a.m., Stotz immediately barricaded himself in his home.

Troopers deployed a tactical unit to try and persuade Stotz to come out.

Purchase Brook Road remained closed for hours as crews continued to speak with Stotz.

Shortly after 4 p.m. and 14 hours later, he was taken into custody.

Stotz was transported to Waterbury Hospital for evaluation.

He's being held on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to face a judge in Waterbury on Tuesday.

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