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Warwick SWAT Team Arrests Man in Blade Street Standoff

The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.  The WPD SWAT team arrested an East Providence man  who broke into and refused to  leave  his ex-girlfriend’s Blade Street apartment Jan. 14.

WARWICK, RI — The Warwick Police SWAT team took a 31-year-old East Providence man into custody without injury Friday night after he broke into and refused to leave his ex-girlfriend’s Blade Street apartment.

WPD were first alerted to the domestic disturbance at 84 Blade St. Apt. 2 at about 6 p.m. when the woman living there called to report her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Chandronnet, 31, of East Providence, had broken into her home and was causing damage.

When police arrived, they found Chandronnet alone in the apartment refusing to exit. After unsuccessful attempts to have Chandronnet exit and surrender, the Warwick Police SWAT & CNT (Crisis Negotiation Team) teams were activated.

After nearly four hours the Warwick Police SWAT team entered the apartment, located Chandronnet and took him into custody without further incident. No injuries were reported during the initial domestic event or during the standoff & arrest.

Chandronnet was transported to the Warwick Police Department where he’s being held on numerous domestic violence charges.

Warwick Police were assisted by members and equipment of the Rhode Island State Police SWAT team and also the Explosives Operations Division of the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

The incident was unrelated to the earlier officer-involved shooting at police headquarters that occurred about an hour earlier, police report.

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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