PLAINVILLE – An man was taken into custody early Friday night after barricading himself inside Dick’s Sporting Goods, leading to a three-hour standoff with police.
A police SWAT team responded to Dick’s, 282 New Britain Ave., at around 2:45 p.m. for reports of an armed man inside. The man appeared to have a gun but did not take aim at anyone and only “swayed back and forth” outside Dick’s, according to a statement from Plainville police. The SWAT team made the decision to engage using bean bag rounds to subdue suspect, according to the statement.
Police discovered the gun was plastic after taking the man into custody. The man had no ID on his person, and would not answer questions from officers, police said.
Stores in the strip mall, including Dick’s, were able to reopen after the man was taken into custody.
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