Seymour SWAT called into domestic incident

A domestic dispute yesterday in Seymour turned into a standoff with police and a raid by the SWAT team, police report.

Seymour police report that they were called to Katherine Court at about 8:50 a.m. on a report of a domestic battery where a man was injured, intoxicated and armed with a knife. 32-year-old Martin D. Juan allegedly battered a woman and then barricaded himself in an apartment with a 4-year-old child.

Juan did not respond to repeated attempts by police to contact him including through an interpreter. Fearing for the safety of the child, police say that the SWAT team broke into the apartment, securing the child and another man, who was later released. The child was uninjured and returned to his mother.

Juan was arrested and taken first to the hospital for injuries he suffered during the incident, and then to the jail. He is facing a preliminary felony charge of domestic battery.