Man in Custody After 14-Hour Standoff in Southbury

A Southbury man was taken into police custody after a 14-hour standoff Monday, according to Connecticut State Police.

Troopers responded to a home on Purchase Brook Road around 2 a.m. for a report of a domestic violence incident and made contact with a man in the home who refused to come out, according to state police.

Police took 38-year-old Joseph Michael Stotz, of Southbury, into custody around 4:05 p.m. and he was transported to Waterbury Hospital to be evaluated.

Police said Stotz hit one of the arresting troopers, but no injury was reported. 

He was released and charged with assault on a police officer, interfering with a police officer and disorderly conduct.

Several roads in the area were closed while troopers tried to resolve the situation. State police said troopers seized several guns from the home. 

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