Wilton police called in the Southwest Emergency Response Team (SWERT) Wednesday, Feb. 13, to respond to a a home where a distraught man was believed to be in possession of an assault rifle and was threatening to do himself harm. A school bus was stopped from entering the residential area where the person in question lived and homes in the area were evacuated.
According to a press release issued by the department, police received information about 10 Wednesday morning regarding a Hulda Hill Road resident who might harm himself. The information came from an acquaintance of the man, who had received emails indicating he was despondent and might do himself harm. The acquaintance also received a photo of an assault weapon surrounded by pills and what appeared to be a hand-written will.