Bridgewater man arrested after five- hour standoff
A five-hour standoff between state police troopers and a 46-year-old Bridgewater man ended without injury to any party.
David A. Woodward, of Christian Street, allegedly took a shotgun from his room Monday evening following a physical confrontation with his father and exited the family home, discharging the firearm several times, police said.
Mr. Woodward then allegedly shot the gun several more times in a cemetery located across from the residence, according to police.
State troopers from Troop A in Southbury, assisted by troopers from Troop L in Litchfield, responded to the scene at approximately 9:07 p.m. and set up a perimeter in order to apprehend Mr. Woodward.
A five-hour standoff ensued, ending Tuesday at 1:57 a.m. when Mr. Woodward was apprehended, police said.
Mr. Woodward was held at Troop A barracks on a $10,000 bond and appeared Tuesday morning in Bantam Superior Court.
He was charged with the illegal discharge of a firearm, disorderly conduct and first-degree reckless endangerment -- all misdemeanors.
Mr. Woodward was released by the court without bond imposed and a court date of Aug. 4 to enter a plea, according to the Judicial Branch website.
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