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Man with toy gun arrested after standoff with police

December 28, 2018

PLAINVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A standoff with a man police believed had a gun has ended at a Connecticut shopping plaza.

Plainville Police Sgt. Mark Connoy says the unnamed suspect was eventually taken into custody after being subdued with beanbag rounds. He says officers discovered the man had a toy gun, not a real weapon.

Connoy says the man was taken to an area hospital for treatment for some bumps and bruises from the beanbags.

Police were called Friday at 2 p.m. for a report of shots fired at the Connecticut Commons plaza, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) southwest of Hartford.

When officers arrived, they found the man on a loading dock.

Connoy says the man did not point the plastic gun at the officers, who ultimately took him into custody several hours later.