Southington police fire bean bag round to subdue suspect with knife

Southington police fire bean bag round to subdue suspect with knife

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SOUTHINGTON — Police used a bean bag round fired from a shotgun to arrest a knife-wielding suspect who they charged with stealing $1,300 in cash from his father’s Frost Street home Wednesday.

After a caller reported a burglary shortly after noon, police arrived on Frost Street to find Connor Trzcinski, 21, walking west. He pulled out a knife as police were about to take him into custody and refused to comply with their commands, police said.

Officers followed as Trzcinski walked for more than a mile onto Mount Vernon Road and tried to convince him to comply with the arrest. When repeated attempts failed, police shot a bean bag round into Trzcinski’s back, prompting him to drop the knife and allowing officers to arrest him.

Trzcinski had minor scrapes and bruising on his back, police said. No officers were injured.

Trzcinski is accused of stealing $1,300 in cash and other items from his father’s house, according to police. 

Police charged him with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree larceny, violation of a protective order, interfering with an officer, assault on a public safety officer, breach of peace, reckless endangerment and negligent use of a highway by a pedestrian. Trzcinski’s bond was set at $150,000.

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