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Norwalk Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Family

Richard DiPasquale, 54, of Norwalk was charged with threatening and breach of peace after police said he barricaded himself in a bedroom Thursday night.
Richard DiPasquale, 54, of Norwalk was charged with threatening and breach of peace after police said he barricaded himself in a bedroom Thursday night. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk man was arrested Thursday night after police said he barricaded himself in his house and threatened to kill his family.

Richard DiPasquale, 54, was charged with threatening and breach of peace and went to court Friday morning.

The incident began at 10:22 p.m. Thursday when officers responded to a 911 call to DiPasquale's Bonnybrook Road, police said. The caller reported that a male who had barricaded himself in a bedroom and might have firearms, according to police.

Officers arrived and secured the scene, police said. They spoke to the caller, a member of DiPasquale's family, police said.

She told police that she and DiPasquale had a verbal argument, during which he had threatened to kill the family. He then went into a bedroom and placed furniture in front of the door so nobody could enter, police said.

The Norwalk Police Emergency Services Unit responded to the scene. After a short time, members of the ESU entered the house, where DiPasquale surrendered without further incident, according to police.

He was taken to Norwalk Hospital for evaluation and released on a promise to appear in court.

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