Man Taken Into Custody After Threatening Family Member, Brief Standoff With Officers in Bristol: PD

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A man has been taken into custody after police said he threatened a family member and then was involved in a brief stand off with officers in Bristol on Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a home on Pleasant Street around 9 a.m. after getting a report of a disturbance. Investigators said a man, later identified as 48-year-old Randy Miner, had threatened a family member.

The family member who was threatened was able to flee to safety, authorities said, and Miner barricaded himself within the home.

The Central Region Emergency Response Team responded to the home and began to negotiate with Miner.

During the standoff, a member of the Central Region Emergency Response Team deployed a beanbag round and hit Miner in the thigh, causing a minor injury, police said.

Miner was taken into custody and transported to Bristol Health for an evaluation, authorities added.

According to police, Miner is facing charges including threatening, breach of peace and interfering with police. He is being held on a $50,000 bond pending arraignment at New Britain Superior Court.

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