Farmington Police have arrested a convicted felon after receiving a report of a man firing a handgun in the front yard of his home, then going back inside.
Numerous officers responded to 21 Junior Road and set up a perimeter and a regional SWAT team was put on standby.Farmington Police are familiar with the homeowner,41 year old Bruce Silvernail.
Police spoke with him twice via telephone , but he hung up both times after saying he was coming out the front door.Police say he did not come out when told to do so.
According to police, Silvernail tied to escape out the back door of the home , but was met by police officers and was taken into custody at gunpoint without further incident.
A cursory search of the home revealed some illegal narcotic and weapon activity.
Animal Control seized a large Pit Bull from the residence.Silvernail is being held on numerous charges.
There is also an active arrest warrant for Silvernail in Hartford for Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell.