Man Arrested After Standoff With Police In Plainfield

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Police said Zachary Truelson armed himself with a shotgun and held police at bay for about five hours Tuesday morning. (Courtesy of Plainfield Police Department)

PLAINFIELD — A 34-year-old man is in custody after a standoff with law enforcement on Cornell Road that started around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Zachary Truelson is charged with second-degree breach of peace, although more charges could be added as the investigation develops, police said. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Superior Court in Danielson.

Police said Truelson had argued with a woman and fired a gun as she left his home at 155 Cornell Road. The woman heard the gunshot and called 911, police said.

Officers arrived and reached out to Truelson using loudspeakers and a siren, but he did not respond, police said.

Local police requested help from the state police emergency services unit, whose members also attempted to contact Truelson unsuccessfully.

Around 6:30 a.m., troopers entered the home and took Truelson into custody. He was St

Staff Report, Hartford Courant

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  • uzi9mmauto

    Here we go again.. Another Police incited story. When they don't do their job right and they start to from a incident that they KNOW is going to escalate. They ALWAYS have nothing to say at first.
    They abuse the media to make it seem like they are just as dumb as they think we are. Watch- its gonna to be a "suspect" who was just person like you and I ten minutes ago being made out into the MOST VIOLENT criminal of all time. Then everything the police do they will accuse the "suspect" of engaging in. If he runs after being shot and tazed he "engaged" in pursuit. If he cant see and is choking from the tear gas then he is "resisting". Nobody CARES about your BS Police Escalated stories.

  • KateT921

    I care about this story. I agree that there is not enough information given in this article, and there were not enough of the right questions being asked. However, I would advise you not to stick up for this guy. This man was involved in a violent dispute with his wife, which was a frequent occurrence. After an argument about the separation they were undergoing, this man punched holes in the walls of his home, broke things, and threatened to take his own life. His wife, who is the woman who fled the scene, did so upon recognizing that if he was crazy enough to really load his shot gun and threaten to kill himself and had so much anger towards her, why would it not be possible for him to harm her and their children. I understand frustration toward the media and police, but this human being deserved all the public embarrassment he received, as he is only facing breach of peace charges and will face zero jail time.