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Barricaded Suspect Fires Shots During Standoff in Enfield, Conn.

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    Barricaded Suspect in Enfield Taken Into Custody

    The man who was barricaded for hours and fired shots during a SWAT standoff in Enfield has been taken into custody on Wednesday morning.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018)

    The man who was barricaded for hours and fired shots during a SWAT standoff in Enfield has been taken into custody on Wednesday morning.

    According to police, members of Enfield Police, CREST and the North Central Emergency Services were serving a high risk arrest warrant on 53-year-old Donald Moody for domestic abuse that happened days ago. 

    Officers said they went to Moody's house on Shaker Road around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, he fired four to five rounds at police outside of the house. No one was hurt.

    "These were tactical team members. They were outside in an armored vehicle, thankfully, and they were in a perimeter location," said Enfield Police Chief Alaric Fox.

    Police believed Moody was barricaded inside of the home alone. Officers tried to communicate with him over telephone and PA systems, but he did not respond.

    Around 6 a.m., the tactical team was able to see inside of the home and safely gain entry. They took Moody into custody shortly after.

    “This line of sight provided us with a degree of safety that allowed tactical team members to enter into the home, and to successfully take Mr. Moody into custody without further incident,” Fox said.

    Moody is expected to face criminal charges for both the SWAT standoff incident and his arrest warrant. 

    Homes in the immediate area were told to either shelter in place or evacuate from the area during the incident. The shelter in place order has since been lifted.

    Shaker Road and North Maple Street were closed during the incident. Both have since reopened. 

    The situation may cause bus delays on a few routes in affected areas, according to Superintendent Christopher Drezek. Parents who can't get their children to their normal bus stops are urged to contact the bus company, who will provide alternate pick up locations.

    Schools in Enfield will not be affected by the incident.