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Police Arrest Man Following Standoff in Southington

Southington Police have arrested a man after a standoff on Saturday afternoon.

Police received a call that there was a man in a home on Long Lane with a gun shortly before 4 p.m.

The man, later identified as 50-year-old Cox Owen, had barricaded himself in the home, officers said. Nobody else was home at the time.

Officers arrived on scene and the Central Region Emergency Response team was activated.

According to police, Owen fired one round from the home during the incident. Officers were able to negotiate with him and Owen exited the home without incident, where he was taken into custody.

Owen was transported to an area medical center for an evaluation. There were no injuries to him or officers, police said.

Police seized an AR-15 rifle, a shotgun and two handguns from the home following Owen's surrender, officers added.

When Owen was released from the medical facility, he was transported to Southington Police Department where he was charged with illegal discharge of a firearm, breach of peace and reckless endangerment, police said. He was held on $250,000 bond and is in court on May 6.

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