New Britain man appears in court following lengthy standoff - WNEM TV 5

New Britain man appears in court following lengthy standoff

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A New Britain man appeared in court on Tuesday after holding police at bay for several hours Monday evening.

Officers were called to investigate a report of an assault that occurred on Sunday, injuring two men.

According to police, they believed that Robert Cane, 57, was involved in that assault.

Officers went to Cane's home on Slater Road Monday afternoon to talk with him when the discussion got out of hand and he threatened the police.

Police, along with a SWAT team, surrounded the home, and negotiators talked to Cane, who eventually came out of the house and surrendered at about 7 p.m. 

Witnesses told Eyewitness News that police were seen with shotguns drawn and pointed at a home.

Witnesses also said that they believed Cane had a weapon.

Cane has been previously arrested for a weapon in a motor vehicle, risk of injury, second-degree assault and criminal possession of a firearm.

Police took Cane into custody and charged him with breach of peace, interfering with an officer and threatening police. 

Cane was later released on a $150,000 bond.

On Tuesday, Cane appeared in New Britain Superior Court where the judge ordered an ankle monitor be placed on him and he be put on home confinement. Cane will be formally arraigned on Wednesday.

Police said the alleged assault is still under investigation, and Cane could face additional charges.

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