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Armed person inside home on Bridgeport Ave now in custody: Milford police

Police said Charles Aungst exited the home on his own around 2:30 p.m. Friday. Police found guns, drugs, and a crossbow in the home.

MILFORD, Conn. — UPDATE: 11/4/22  - 8:33 p.m.

On Friday afternoon, the individual in the home on Bridgeport Avenue was safely taken into custody after a nearly 3-day standoff, Milford police said.

The area around the scene has since reopened.

"We want to thank everyone for their patience and for avoiding the area so we can safely conduct our investigation," Milford police said.

Police have identified the man as Charles Aungst, 49, of 301 Bridgeport Ave. On Friday, at approximately 2:30 PM, Aungst walked out of the residence on his own and was taken into custody. Detectives then searched the residence and found a loaded shotgun, several shotgun rounds, a loaded revolver, a taser, a crossbow with arrows, and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia. 

Aungst is being held on a $100,000 bond and is charged with: Interfering with an Officer and Unlawful Discharge of a firearm.


Milford police are at a home where they say a person inside may have a gun and fired a shot. 

According to officials, a man had called 911 shortly after midnight to report that his landlord reportedly locked him in his apartment.

The man stated that he shot the lock on his apartment door, but police could not confirm that. Officials said that police did see the man with either a shotgun or some other long gun. 

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Police said that the man has not threatened himself or anyone else at this time but believes that he may be having mental health struggles. 

Officials at the scene said they are taking the situation slowly, so they don't rush and get a peaceful and safe outcome.

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Pedestrian traffic will be restricted from Berwyn Street to Bilyard Street, just north of Bridgeport Avenue. It will also be restricted from Fairview Street to Hayes Drive, south of Bridgeport Avenue. 

The closure impacts some bus and pedestrian traffic to both West Shore Middle School and John F. Kennedy Elementary School. 

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Police ask residents and travelers to avoid the area as they continue the investigation.

This is a developing story.


 Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jglatz@fox61.com.  

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