Police: Armed man threatened officers

Michael Murphy (Police photo)
Michael Murphy (Police photo)

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A man was accused of threatening police with a gun July 23.

Michael Murphy, 38, of Matson Hill Road, is charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault, criminal use of a firearm, carrying a firearm while under the influence, risk of injury to a minor, second-degree threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment, interfering with an officer, second-degree breach of the peace and disorderly conduct.

Police said officers responded to the home for a “welfare check”  on a “distraught 38-year-old intoxicated male.”

“Murphy was observed in the driveway and threatened officers with a firearm. Murphy then fled the area and was not located,” police said. But they secured a warrant and arrested him on Thursday, police said. Before taking him into custody, police said they surrounded the home with an emergency services unit for public safety.

Murphy’s bond was set at $450,000. His next court date was not immediately available.


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