Avon Police Standoff Ends With Suspect in Custody - NBC Connecticut

Avon Police Standoff Ends With Suspect in Custody



    Avon Police Standoff Ends With Suspect in Custody
    Avon Police
    Brian Benjamin is facing several charges after police said he barricaded himself inside an Avon home for hours on Sunday.

    A police standoff in Avon ended early Monday after officers subdued a man inside a home on Lovely Street.

    Police responded to 373 Lovely Street around 2 p.m. Sunday for a dispute between roommates.  Arriving officers were confronted by Brian Benjamin, 54, according to police.

    Benjamin, who was armed, made threats to himself and to police before barricading himself inside the home, police said.  Benjamin's female roommate was inside the home for a brief time, but was allowed to leave shortly after the standoff began.

    Nearby homes were evacuated while police negotiated with Benjamin.

    According to police, around 3 a.m. Monday, police subdued Benjamin using "less lethal munitions" because he would not comply with their orders.

    Benjamin was taken to the hospital to be treated for superficial injuries, police said.  He was released Monday afternoon and charged with third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, criminal use of a firearm, interfering with an officer and criminal mischief.

    Benjamin is being held on $25,0000 bond.  He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.