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Groton Town police said issue that led to neighborhood lockdown resolved peacefully

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Groton — Town police said Monday said the despondent man at the center of a shelter-in-place order on Sunday did not pose a threat to himself or others.

Police said the determination was made after further investigation and conversations with the man in the home.

At 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, Groton Town police had responded to a home in the area of 1290 North Road, the Long Cove Trailer Park, for a report of a despondent man. Town police called in the Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit for aid while neighbors were asked to either evacuate or shelter in place.

The residents were allowed to return home by Monday morning. Officers and crisis counselors from the Mobile Crisis team were subsequently able to able resolve the situation and the man was taken to a medical facility at 1 p.m. Monday. Police said no criminal charges are pending against him at this time. 

Town police, in a statement released on Monday, thanked state police and Mobile Outreach from the Southeast Mental Health Authority for “timely and critical assistance” that led to a safe resolution.

“GTPD also wants to thank the many concerned residents and neighbors in this tightly knit community who expressed concern for the well-being of the involved party,” police said in a statement. “We appreciate that concern and their patience as many were inconvenienced for a time as this matter was resolved.”



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