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Monday, June 1 Local

Man with assault rifle surrenders after standoff with police

WATERBURY - A city man was peacefully taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after he had barricaded himself in a residence with an assault rifle as State Police tried to serve a search warrant at the address, police said.

Matthew Carr, 34, of Mill Street, was outside the residence at around 1:50 p.m. when members of the Statewide Narcotics Task Force North West Office arrived to execute a search warrant at the address, state police said.

Officers at first wrestled with Carr in an attempt to detain him before the search was conducted, and even used a Taser on him but he broke free, police said.

He ran inside, grabbing an assault rife that was located near the door to hold police at bay for nearly an hour, reports said.

The area was locked down by Waterbury police with officials using the city's reverse 911 system to alert residents to shelter in place, police said. Local schools were also notified, police said.

Troopers and officers were able to talk Carr into peacefully surrendering, police said. A small amount of crack cocaine, seven rifles, including six that qualify as assault rifles, several extended capacity magazines and large amount of ammunition was seized during the raid, police said.

Carr was charged with interfering with a search warrant. Other charges are expected, state police said.