Newington man arrested after standoff, charged with violating protective order

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NEWINGTON — A Newington man was taken into custody Tuesday after a standoff with police at a local condominium complex.

Michael Jamal Elliott, 32, of New Haven, was arrested following an incident that began around noon when authorities were alerted by a concerned individual that Elliott might be heading to a residence in Country Side Condos on Webster Court in violation of an active protective order.

Upon arriving at the scene, Newington Police Officers confirmed Elliott was alone inside the residence.

It was believed that Elliott could be armed, prompting officers to establish communication with him.

Despite numerous requests, Elliott refused to leave the building.

The Capital Region Emergency Response Team (CREST) was called to assist and successfully negotiated with Elliott, who surrendered peacefully at 4:30 p.m. He was unarmed at the time of his arrest, and no injuries were reported during the standoff.

Elliott faces charges including violation of a protective order, first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree breach of peace, and interfering with an officer.

He is being held on bond and is expected to appear in court at GA-15 on Wednesday.

As the investigation into this incident continues, the Newington Police Department encourages anyone with relevant information to come forward.

Additionally, the department reminds residents that domestic violence support is available through local police or by contacting the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence at 1-888-774-2900.

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