A former Army Captain held Connecticut State police at bay for nearly six hours yesterday (Sunday) barricaded in his Burlington home near Hartford, Connecticut. 39-year-old Robert Gaudette finally emerged from the house after police opened fire, hitting him in the leg.
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Background: A former Army Captain held Connecticut State police at bay for nearly six hours yesterday (Sunday) barricaded in his Burlington home near Hartford, Connecticut. 39-year-old Robert Gaudette finally emerged from the house after police opened fire, hitting him in the leg.
The drama unfolded shortly before noon when State and local police arrived on the scene after Gaudette had threatened to kill himself. They were greeted by a fusillade of bullets from Gaudette who had barricaded himself in his own home ten hours earlier. The former infantry officer was reportedly upset because his Japanese wife, Amy, had not come home from her job as a waitress.
Connecticut police moved into position in an armoured vehicle as Gaudette emerged from the house making menacing gestures with a pistol. At that point police opened fire, hitting him in the leg.
Police reports say Gaudette was taken into custody in this way in order to avoid a manhunt.
Gaudette was taken to a Bristol, Connecticut hospital where he is today (Monday) reported to be in a serious condition.