State Police: Deep River Standoff Ends Peacefully

This article was published on: 03/4/19 5:15 AM by Mike Minarsky

DEEP RIVER, CT (March 2, 2019): The Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit (ESU) assisted Troop F personnel in the execution of an arrest and weapons risk warrant (stemming from an earlier incident on 02/28/2019) for 78 year old Lindsay Smith of Deep River. After a lengthy standoff, ESU negotiators encouraged Smith to surrender peacefully.

Troop F held active warrants for Lindsay Smith who is known to possess firearms. Smith was aware of the warrants and made threatening comments previously to law enforcement about the pending execution of those warrants. When troopers attempted to serve the warrants today, Smith refused to exit his residence. ESU negotiators communicated with Smith for over 3 ½ hours and he was eventually persuaded to surrender peacefully. Smith was arrested and numerous firearms were seized. He was charged with Breach Of Peace 2nd and held on a $250,000 Surety Bond. He is scheduled to appear at GA 9 Middletown Superior Court on 03/04/2019.

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