5-Hour Standoff in Bozrah

An almost five-and-a-half hour standoff with an armed man who barricaded himself inside a home in Bozrah ended with the man in custody, but no injuries, according to state police. 

Police responded to 98 Fitchville Road around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday after the man's roommate called and reported that the man was drunk, despondent over breaking up with his girlfriend and had a gun, according to state police.

He was alone, according to police, refused to come out of the house and discharged his weapon, according to state police.

He was taken into custody just before 2 a.m. Thursday.

Three nearby houses were evacuated during the standoff and the residents are now back in their homes, police said.

Police have not released the man's name.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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