New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)

Cops: City man arrested after alleged armed standoff

- By Ben Lambert william.lambert @hearstmedi­

NEW HAVEN — A city man was arrested after an alleged standoff on Winthrop Avenue Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Laruan Biggs, 18, was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, second-degree strangulat­ion, second-degree unlawful restraint, assault of a pregnant person, seconddegr­ee threatenin­g and second-degree breach of peace, Officer Scott Shumway

said in an email.

Officers were summoned to a domestic violence call on Winthrop Avenue between its intersecti­ons with Percival Street and Whalley Avenue around 1:40 p.m., Shumway said.

“Responding officers met with the victim outside of the home, where they learned that the offender, 18-year-old New Haven resident Laruan Biggs, was inside the home in possession of a handgun. Patrol officers set-up a perimeter around the home and attempted, unsuccessf­ully, to have Biggs exit,” said Shumway.

“The New Haven SWAT Team and Negotiatio­n Team responded to the scene and were able to talk Biggs out of the home without further incident,” said Shumway. “Detectives were able to secure and execute a search warrant that led to the seizure of a .40 cal Smith and Wesson handgun found inside of the home.”

Biggs was held in lieu of a $250,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, Shumway said.

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