Police incident at Freeman Field comes to end


The search for a man threatening to harm himself in a cornfield at Freeman Field Recreation Area came to an end with his capture Thursday afternoon, police report.

The 27-year-old was taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment shortly after 3 p.m. when he was caught by police in a field just north of the recreation area off of State Road 11, Police Chief Bill Abbott said. The search began shortly before 1 p.m.

Seymour Community Schools delayed the release of students riding buses because those buses may have had stops in the search area, Abbott said. The Seymour cross-country invitational for boys and girls also was postponed because of the incident.

Abbott said private citizens with drones helped police locate the man and that those people were never placed in any danger during the search.

Abbott said police did not fire any shots during the incident and recovered a weapon at the time the man was captured.

“There was no evidence he fired any shots,” Abbott said. “It came to the perfect conclusion.”

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