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Barricaded Person in Coventry Taken Into Custody After Hours-Long Standoff

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A barricaded person in Coventry was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff at a residence in town on Monday.

Connecticut State Police said the individual, identified as 38-year-old Jared Anderson, turned himself over to police peacefully.

The incident prompted evacuations and school lockdowns throughout the day.

According to state police, Anderson was barricaded on South Street. Officials initially arrived at the residence to make service on several outstanding warrants, they said.

State police said two of the warrants were felony warrants.

"There were a number of hands on deck for this event," said Connecticut State Police Sgt. Dawn Pagan.

Neighbors were safely evacuated and a shelter in place was issued for area residents, troopers said.

Police said Anderson was the only one inside the residence at the time of the incident.

Schools in the area were placed under lockdown for precautionary measures, authorities said. School officials made arrangements for all children to get home.

SWAT vehicles were seen in the area. All roads closed as a result of the investigation are now open, police said.

Officials said there will be some police activity in the area for several more hours.

The investigation is ongoing.

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