Authorities responded to Hardwood Road in Plainville on Wednesday after a man placed a bottle containing some sort of liquid and medication in the driveway of a home and made strange comments to a resident, according to police.
Plainville police, firefighters and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were called to the scene Wednesday afternoon. Police said a 50-year-old resident of the street showed up at a neighbor’s house with a bottle full of an unknown liquid and set it down in the driveway.
According to police, the man – who is believed to be taking some sort of made disconcerting comments, telling the homeowner to call authorities and have them figure out what was inside.
Officials arrived and chased the man into the woods, where they followed him into a body of water and took him into custody, police said. He was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation and is believed to be taking psychotropic medication.
The neighborhood was blocked off as a precaution while authorities investigated.
They determined that the contents of the bottle were not hazardous, according to the DEEP.