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Prospect Street in Wethersfield reopens after suspect put into custody: Police

Police and multiple assistance agencies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant since midday Friday.

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — A portion of Prospect Street that was closed since Friday is now reopened after police placed a suspect in custody, police told FOX61 Saturday morning.

Wethersfield police were called to Tristian Court around 10 a.m. Friday to assist East Hampton police in serving arrest and search warrants, officials said.

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Police attempted to serve the warrants for Jeffrey Howlett, 63, which would charge him with violation of a protective order. Responding officers noticed indications Howlett was inside the home but he did not respond to officers on the scene, police said.

That's when police contacted the Capital Region Emergency Services Team (CREST) for further assistance.

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Residents in the area were evacuated or told to shelter in place, police said.

Throughout the operation, Prospect Street from Willow Street to Ridge Road was closed as police contained the scene, which remained active throughout the night and into Saturday morning.

CREST entered the home at 7:30 a.m. and successfully took Howlett into custody, police said. He was then taken to an area hospital under the custody of East Hampton police.

The area has since reopened with increased police presence and the shelter-in-place has been lifted, police told FOX61.

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