BREAKING (Video): In THIS State- SWAT On Scene Met With “HEAVY GUNFIRE”- Suspect Is

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BRANFORD, CT — Police in Branford were taking on gunfire in a residential neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

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Connecticut authorities are still negotiating with someone who has barricaded himself inside a building and fired shots at responding officers who were met with “heavy gunfire” and injured someone else Tuesday afternoon, they said.

The Branford Police Department said it received a report of shots fired around 12:05 p.m. in the area of Main Street and Cherry Hill Road. When officers began to arrive, they encountered gunfire coming from the upper floors of a business or apartment building.

Some officers were pinned down until armored BearCat vehicles arrived, police said. A gunshot victim was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Roads in the area were closed and a SWAT team was called in. Video from the scene showed officers taking cover as a flurry of gunfire is heard.

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From FOX News:

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In videos posted online, officers can be heard over a loudspeaker and police vehicles are seen responding to the scene. In one clip, officers are seen hiding near a vehicle and several gunshots are heard.

At one point, the police asked the suspected gunman to answer the phone or yell out a window. “We just want to talk to you,” authorities said, a WTNH-TV reporter tweeted.

From BREAKING 911:

“Please avoid this area, the scene is not safe. Several police agencies are assisting and the South Central Regional SWAT Team is arriving,” Branford Police wrote on Facebook.

***ACTIVE POLICE SCENE****
Branford Police are dealing with a barricaded person with shots fired in the area of Main Street near Cherry Hill Road. Please avoid this area, the scene is not safe. Several police agencies are assisting and the South Central Regional SWAT Team is arriving.

Updates will follow.

There is an active threat on Main St in Branford. CSP is assisting Branford PD. I95 Ex 53 is shut down. Anyone traveling in or around the area use alternate routes & avoid the area. The scene is active fluid & ongoing. Updates will provide will be provided when available

It was unclear if anyone has been injured.

From Branford PD: dealing with a barricaded person with shots fired in the area of Main Street near Cherry Hill Road. Asking people to avoid the area, scene not safe. Several police agencies are assisting and the South Central Regional SWAT Team is on scene. #WFSB

This is a developing story.

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