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Standoff in Brookfield with crossbow-armed man ends peacefully

There was a stand off in Brookfield Friday night between police and a man armed with a crossbow.  Brookfield Police received a call from a Nicole's Court couple that their 25-year old son was suicidal and had left the house to buy drugs. 

While officers were out looking for the man, he returned home and his parents called 911 again.  The parents tried to get him medical help, but he shot their tire with a crossbow and went into the house

He refused to come out.  Contact was attempted by police via the phone and loudspeaker.  Eventually a K9 team entered the house, but found it empty.  Danbury Police Emergency Services Unit, New Milford and Newtown Police also responded. 

A drone was used to make aerial observations while officer, using infrared cameras, searched the nearby woods. 

The man was found about 5 hours after the initial call, shoeless and suffering from prolonged exposure to the cold.  He was taken into protective custody and transported to the hospital for medical evaluation and treatment.  The incident remains under investigation.





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