Standoff Ends Peacefully In Manchester

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Keeney Street in Manchester is closed due to police activity. (NICHOLAS RONDINONE)

MANCHESTER — A standoff on Keeney Street ended peacefully Sunday afternoon when a woman who had barricaded herself in her home surrendered to police.

Police responded to a home on Keeney Street just before 11 a.m. Police said a woman inside the home told police she had a weapon and refused to leave the residence.

Police had received a call from the 44-year-old woman’s parents requesting a welfare check because they told police she was despondent, according to Manchester Police Capt. Christopher Davis.

Officers responded to the home on Keeney Street and saw the woman in the backyard, Davis said. He added that she appeared to have some injuries.

Davis said the woman, whose name was not released at this time, then ran back into the house and told police she had weapons and would hurt herself if officers tried to access the house.

The Capital Region Emergency Services Team responded to the call and spent several hours negotiating with her, Davis said. Police resolved the incident around 2 p.m.

“They were able to get into the residence and she is going to be brought to the hospital,” Davis said.

Davis said she was alone in the home during the incident.

The street surrounding the home between Frances Drive and Portland Street was blocked off during the incident and multiple police units responded.

By Nicholas Rondinone, Hartford Courant

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