2 in Custody After Standoff in Westport

Two people are in custody after a stand-off in Westport on Monday morning.

Police said they responded to a home on Richmondville Avenue around 10 a.m. to investigate a minor civil dispute, but it escalated.

The two people who were in the driveway when officers arrived went back into the house and would not allow officers to enter, police said.

Then a man showed up at the door holding a hatchet, police said.

Once police determined that a child was also in the house, they set up a perimeter and evacuated neighbors.

The Southwest Regional Emergency Response Team was activated and tactical officers and negotiators arrived around noon.

After around half an hour later, the two people came out of the house, but the man tried to run back inside, so police brought him to the ground.

Both adults are in custody and police are continuing to investigate.

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