Armed Barricaded Man Surrenders

Bill Pearse
June 11, 2019 - 9:38 pm

Statewide Narcotics Task Force

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(Waterbury,Conn./WTIC Radio) -A man barricaded himself in  residence  at 364 Mill Street in  Waterbury  Tuesday afternoon when members of the Statewide Narcotics Task Force North West Office , assisted by Waterbury Police attempted to serve a narcotics related search warrant.When police arrived shortly before 2 pm, the suspect, 34 year old Mathhew Carr, was outside  and Troopers and officers attempted to detain him before he went into the home.

There was a physical struggle and a TASER was deployed to subdue Carr.He was able to break free  and barricaded himself inside with an assault rifle.

The area was secured and  police sent out a reverse 9-1-1 call to residents to shelter in place and notified nearby schools.

After about an hour  of dialogue between  Waterbury Police and Carr, he surendered peacefully and was taken into custody.

A small amount of  suspected crack cocaine , seven rifles, several extended magazines and a large amount of ammunution were seized.

Carr is facing charges  related to interference  with the court authorized search and seizure warrant.More charges are expected.

The investigation is ongoing.