Suspect in Custody After Police Standoff in Plainville

A suspect is in custody after a police standoff with an armed man behind a store at the Connecticut Commons in Plainville Friday.

Plainville police said the situation started when they received a report of two shots fired behind the Lowes store at the Connecticut Commons around 2 p.m.

When officers responded they found a male suspect armed with what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun behind Dick’s Sporting Goods. 

Officials said the suspect was largely "non-verbal" and refused to comply with demands. The SWAT team took him into custody using non-lethal tactics. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Investigators determined that the gun was plastic and no shots were actually fired. Authorities are looking into whether the suspect is also the person who made the initial report.

The suspect has not been identified at this time.

Police originally said the suspect was inside Dick's but later clarified that the suspect was outside the store. The area was evacuated and no other injuries were reported.

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