No Injuries After Threat to Burn Down Building in Middletown: Police

NBC Connecticut

No injuries were reported and the situation was resolved peacefully after emergency crews were called in to negotiate with two men who barricaded themselves inside a condominium and threatened to burn down the building in Middletown Thursday, according to police.

According to police, officers first responded to Cynthia Lane just before noon when Mobile Crisis personnel called to report difficulties evaluating two males with "a history of aggression." Mobile crisis units are designed to respond to and assess potential mental health emergencies and are staffed by mental health workers.

During the police response, police said the men threatened to burn down the condo, prompting emergency crews to evacuate neighbors as a precaution. One of the men agreed to leave the building around 6:30 p.m. and was taken to Middlesex Hospital for evaluation. The second person also came out around 9 p.m. and was taken to Hartford Hospital for evaluation. No one was hurt, police said.

Police said there are no immediate threats to the public and the road is reopened.

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