Police release details on armed man captured on Longview Road

The Shelton Police Department has issued the following press release on today’s crisis on Longview Road. It has been slightly edited:

Stand-off with police ends successfully

On Thursday, Oct. 2 at approximately 3:15 p.m., Shelton Police received a 9-1-1 call from a female who was reporting that a male was outside in the backyard on Longview Road and the male had threatened to harm himself. The female did know the male.

Shelton Police responded to the scene and set up an initial perimeter around the yard. Police located the male who was in possession of a firearm.

Police evacuated the immediate vicinity and had residences around the evacuated area shelter in place.

Shelton Police Sgt. Peter Zaksewicz and Officer John Napoleone responded to the scene and began to negotiate with the 41-year-old male.

The Southwest Region 2 Special Response Team (a tactical unit comprised of Shelton, Ansonia, Milford, Orange and Woodbridge police officers) responded to the scene and took command of the perimeter. The Connecticut State Police also responded to the scene.

Mental health evaluation
At approximately 6 p.m., negotiators were able to get the male to peacefully surrender to police. The male was taken into custody for a mental health evaluation.

At this time there are no charges pending against the male. Police and detectives are currently investigating the incident.
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“All the officers that responded to the scene acted diligently and patiently, which prevented a potential tragic situation,” Shelton Police Department officials said.

“Sgt. Zaksewicz and Officer Napoleone did an outstanding job talking to the male for almost 3 hours. The Southwest Region 2 Special Response Team was a great asset for this incident and we are proud to be recent members in this elite unit," police officials said.