Coventry

Shelter in Place in Coventry Over

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A shelter in place that was issued for Coventry is over. A town officials said the incident was resolved peacefully.

Residents in part of Coventry were asked to shelter in place Thursday morning during a police investigation and the situation has since been resolved.

Police said they responded at 3:30 a.m. to a call from someone who needed assistance in the area of Main Street and Mason Street. 

Initially, they thought the person was in a vehicle, but no one was found. 

As the situation developed, police asked area residents to shelter in place out of an abundance of caution and they called for the Capitol Region Emergency Services Team to respond. 

CREST Team negotiators were eventually able to make contact with the person and “brought the situation to a peaceful conclusion,” police said.

The person was transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Main Street was closed between Route 275, or Stone House Road, and School Street and school buses were delayed in the area until the situation was resolved.