Man in custody after police standoff in West Hartford


WEST HARTFORD, Conn (WTNH) – An armed man is in custody after barricading himself in a  West Hartford home, early Monday morning. 

Police say at around 4:11 a.m., officers responded to 38 Shepard Road for a suicidal man who was armed with a knife and threatening to harm himself and others.

According to police, the man was uncooperative and would not respond to officers. However, after a short period of time, the man voluntarily exited the house and was taken into police custody.

The man was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. No one was seriously hurt in the incident.

As of right now, there is no information on the identity of the person involved.

Part of Shepard Road was closed due to this police activity but has since reopened. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

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