Man in Windsor standoff surrenders to police
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 1:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 3:57 p.m.
Windsor police talked a bat-wielding man into surrendering Thursday following an hour-long standoff at a Bluebird Drive home, authorities said.
The man's family called police at about noon to report he was “breaking furniture, throwing dishes and destroying the inside” of the single-story home, Windsor Police Chief Chris Spallino said.
The man refused to surrender when police arrived, and additional law enforcement and paramedics were dispatched.
About 10 patrol cars lined the street outside the home, near the corner of Hembree Lane. Neighbors and family members stood outside yellow police tape.
Sheriff's deputies, including a police dog unit, stood guard outside the home as negotiators and a brother talked to the man. At one point the man reportedly ate broken glass but then spit it out, according to dispatch reports.
Windsor police led him out of the home in handcuffs shortly after 1 p.m. A family member gave him a large hug before he was led into a police car.
Spallino declined to identify the man, saying the matter involved a mental health issue.
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