Police Identify Man at Center of Southington Standoff

A standoff that drew a heavy police presence to Atwater Street in Southington on Wednesday has been resolved, according to police.

Police said Stephen Cieszynski, 46, who barricaded himself inside the house at 108 Atwater Street, has been taken to the hospital for an evaluation. No injuries have been reported.

Officers showed around 11:45 a.m. to check on him. It's not clear why they were called out to conduct a welfare check.

When police arrived, Cieszynski locked himself inside. First responders worked for hours make contact with him, according to police.

The standoff finally came to an end around 6:30 p.m., according to police.

Police have not said whether the man was armed.

Authorities set up a perimeter around the property and asked people to stay inside their homes and businesses.

Atwater Street was closed between Canal Street and the Interstate 84 exit off ramp but has reopened to traffic.

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