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Police: Man, 78, surrenders after lengthy standoff at home

March 3, 2019

DEEP RIVER, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say a 78-year-old man is in custody after a more than three-hour standoff with police in Deep River.

Police went to Lindsay Smith’s home on Saturday to serve an arrest and weapons risk warrant stemming from an incident last week. But authorities say Smith, who was known to possess guns, refused to leave his home.

Members of the Connecticut state police emergency services unit negotiated with Smith for several hours before he agreed to surrender peacefully.

Authorities said numerous weapons were seized from the home.

Smith has been charged with breach of peace and is being held on 250,000 surety bond pending a court appearance on Monday. It was not immediately known if he had legal representation.