A 46-year-old Simsbury man was taken into police custody today after he barricaded himself in his home after he threatened to kill several members of a landscaping crew, according to police.
Simsbury police officers were dispatched to a home located at 10C Wiggins Farm Road shortly before noon where an adult male was said to have threatened to kill the men working near his home.
"They were doing some irrigation work of some sort," Lieutenant Nicholas Boulter said. "Apparently it bothered him so he threatened to kill them."
When police arrived at the home, the man was barricaded inside his home, according to a statement.
Police evacuated occupants in the immediate area before the North Central Emergency Services team arrived to assist, according to a statement.
"He refused to come out," Boulter said.
After numerous attempts, police were able to talk the man into coming outside. The man was unarmed and the nature of the threats made against the worker are still under investigation, Boulter said.
The man was taken into custody and provided with immediate medical care, according to a statement.
No charges have been filed against the man at this point.
"We still have to finish our investigation," Boulter said.