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West Hartford Police, Fire Departments Respond to Report of Man with Knife

West Hartford Police Department Interceptor SUV. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The West Hartford Police and Fire departments responded to a home at the corner of New Britain Avenue and Westgate Street on Thursday night.

By Ronni Newton

Multiple units from the West Hartford Police Department along with the fire department responded Thursday night to an incident at a house at the corner of New Britain Avenue and Westgate Street – a location they have visited multiple times in the past – but no one was charted as a result of this particular incident, police said.

According to police, a report was received at 7:19 p.m. Thursday that a 38-year-old man at the residence at 1195 New Britain Ave. had cut himself with a knife. Police were advised that the injury had happened about an hour before the call was made, and the man was in the garage, still in possession of the knife.

Because they were advised that the man was still wielding the knife, and did not know what to expect at the scene, multiple units responded to the residence, Assistant Chief Dan Coppinger said. In addition, police were being cautious because there has been a history of police activity at this address.

“Nothing criminal was associated with this incident,” Coppinger said. No charges were made.

The man had the knife in his pocket when police and fire officials arrived, but was taken into custody without incident, police said.

He had a laceration on his hand, and was transported by ambulance to Uconn Hospital for treatment, police said.

According to Coppinger, no other people were involved, and there is no further investigation.

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