Police: Sergeant Barricaded Inside Hotel Kills Self

SOUTHBURY, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – Authorities say a Connecticut police sergeant is dead from a self-inflicted injury after he barricaded himself inside a hotel room while police attempted to make contact from outside.

State police say the hourslong impasse between 38-year-old Drew Carlson and officers began shortly after noon Sunday in Southbury. Officers had responded to the Wyndham Hotel for a well-being check.

Police say officers gained entry to Carlson’s room sometime around 7 p.m. and found him dead of a self-inflicted wound.

Danbury police confirmed that Carlson was a sergeant at the Danbury Police Department. He started working there in April 2004.

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