Wallingford police peacefully resolve incident on S. Orchard St. after man barricades himself in home

Wallingford police peacefully resolve incident on S. Orchard St. after man barricades himself in home



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WALLINGFORD — Officers were able to peacefully resolve an incident on South Orchard Street Monday night after a man barricaded himself in a home. 

Officers responded to 364 South Orchard St. around 6:20 p.m. for a report of a suicidal person, according to police spokeswoman Lt. Cheryl Bradley. Police received information that a man had firearms in his possession and was barricaded on the third floor of the home.

There was no one else in the home at the time of the incident and there no injuries were reported. The Wallingford/Cheshire Emergency Services Unit responded to the scene.

Negotiators made contact with the man, and, after several hours, were able to get him to come out of the home without incident, Bradley stated. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Police said no charges will be filed.

A section of South Orchard Street was closed until about 11:30 p.m.


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