New Haven police arrested a man accused of pulling a gun on someone during an argument at a Super Bowl party, then barricading himself inside a home during a standoff with responding officers.
Police received a 911 call at 6:55 p.m. from a man saying Tyrice Streater, 36, of New Haven, pulled a gun on him and held it to his head during a football-game related argument at a Super Bowl party.
The victim said he ran to call 911 and Streater was still armed and pacing in front of the house at 156 Cedar Hill Avenue in New Haven.
When police showed up, Streater ran inside the home, closed the door behind him and wouldn’t come out, police said.
Unsure whether anyone else was inside, police called in SWAT officers as well as a hostage negotiator as blocked the scene.
When Streater did come out of the house, he was taken into custody and transported to Yale-New Haven hospital for a psychological evaluation. Police said they believe he was under the influence of drugs.
After an evaluation, hospital staff released Streater into police custody and he was charged with threatening in the second degree, breach of peace in the second degree, criminal possession of body-armor and criminal possession of a firearm.
Police said they did not find anyone else in the house and no one was injured. They did, however, find the gun the victim described, police said.