Wethersfield man harassed tax department, threatened to shoot officer: Police

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WETHERSFIELD —  A Wethersfield man is facing several charges after police say he harassed the tax department, threatened to shoot an officer, and put two nearby schools on lockdown Monday.

Around 8:32 a.m. officers were called to Wethersfield Town Hall for a report of a person that was making numerous harassing phone calls. The caller, identified as Dante Deloreto, 52,  was known to both town hall employees and to the responding officers.

Officers went to his home to speak to him in an effort to get him to stop calling the tax office. That’s when, police say,  Deloreto threatened to shoot an officer on scene. As a precaution, two nearby schools were placed in a lockdown. After a short time, he surrendered to police at the scene. No weapons were found and nobody was hurt.

Deloreto was charged with Threatening in the First Degree and released on a $1,000 bond. He is due in court next month.