East Main Street in Torrington Open, Shelter in Place Lifted

A man was held up in a Torrington building on Monday, prompting a shelter in place, as police responded.

A despondent man refused to leave the building located at 224 East Main St. when police responded to the scene at 10:46 a.m., Torrington Police said. 

The man told police he was having a "difficult time" and did not want to come out, police said. 

Crisis negotiators were able to convince the man to come out at 2 p.m., after two hours of talking, before he was transported to a hospital for evaluation, according to police. 

The situation is over and police said it was resolved without incident. East Main Street reopened after being closed for around three hours. 

Police said the incident is still under investigation. 

Contact Us