State police dispatch negotiated with man during Griswold standoff

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Griswold — State police said they responded Sunday to an intoxicated man who had threatened to kill himself and his family. The man had a shotgun and was in the basement of his Griswold home, police said.

Troopers, who responded to the incident at 6:46 p.m., were able to secure the perimeter of the residence while dispatch talked to the man on the phone and "was able to negotiate the male to come out of the residence without incident."

The man, Daniel Breton, 32, of 179 E. Main St., was taken to Troop E in Montville and charged with illegal sale/purchase of a large-capacity magazine, risk of injury to a child, interfering with an officer or resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, second-degree threatening and first-degree reckless endangerment.

He was issued a $100,000 cash/surety bond and was scheduled to be in Norwich Superior Court on Tuesday, police said.

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