Suicidal man in custody in Willimantic - News, Weather & Sports

Suicidal man in custody in Willimantic


A Willimantic neighborhood was evacuated Friday afternoon after a suicidal man barricaded himself in his basement.

Residents were forced out of their homes on Jackson Street for about an hour during the tense standoff.

SWAT teams evacuated three homes on either side of the suspect's house as well as the ones across the street.

With guns drawn, police forced their way into the basement of the suspect's home to remove the suicidal man.

Although the suspect did not leave the house willingly, the situation ended peacefully. The suspect is now undergoing a mental evaluation.

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