SWAT teams respond to barricaded man inside Willimantic home

- FILE - Connecticut State Police Cruiser (WTNH / Tina Detelj)

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police and units from the State Police Tactical Unit (SWAT) surrounded a Willimantic home Wednesday night.

Officials say a man barricaded himself inside the Birch Street for several hours.

At approximately 12:20 p.m., State Police Officers, were called to a suspicious vehicle on Brook Road in Hampton that was occupied by two white males. The caller told police that the car sped away when he observed them in his driveway.

After Police spoke with the homeowner, it was determined that a large amount of liqueur, electronics, and jewelry had been stolen from the residence.

After running a query of the license plate number provided by the caller, police were able to locate the residence that the vehicle was registered to. Detectives, as well as State Troopers and Willimantic police officers all responded to 85 Birch Street where they observed the suspect vehicle parked in a driveway.

Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect in his apartment from the staircase but the suspect proceeded to move a piece of furniture against the door.

At that time, officers surrounded the building while a Connecticut State Police tactical Team was contacted.

After several hours of attempting to make contact with the suspect, State Police tactical team members entered the residence but were not able to locate the suspect.

This incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact State Police.