WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WFSB) – A man who threatened to harm himself inside a Windsor Locks hotel will not face charges.

Police were called to the Candlewood Suites on Ella Grass Turnpike just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Officers were notified by Veteran's Administration Doctors in Tennessee that a 53-year-old patient working on a project in Connecticut was having a medical episode. 

The patient threatened to harm himself and claimed he had a gun. 

Police said they stabilized the scene, gathered information and made sure the man was contained to a single hotel room to mitigate any potential threat to the public.

Police said they were not sure if he even had a gun; however, they were concerned for not only his safety, but the safety of the patrons and hotel staff.

SWAT negotiators were brought to the scene and nearby rooms were evacuated.

Police said they were eventually able to convince the man to surrender without incident.

He was taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and further treatment.

No gun was ever found.

Police said no charges will be filed. 

They called the incident "isolated" said there is no threat to the public.

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Ella Grasso Boulevard_(not grass) Named after a former CT governor!

Eyes On The Issues

Large police presence at Candlewood Suites on Ella Grass Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT.

State Police Swat team in armored vehicle , multi Ambulances, multiple police cars, and state forensic van present.

Eyes On The Issues

Swat team in armored vehicle , multi Ambulances and state forensic van present.

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