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Danbury Police Searching For Suspects Who Held Man At Gunpoint In Home

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DANBURY, Conn. — A violent home break-in in which a man was held at gunpoint and knifepoint resulted in a large police manhunt on Tuesday that closed a few roads, police said.

The incident began at about noon Tuesday when two men entered a home on Balmforth Avenue, police said.

The victim, who said he knows the men, told police that one placed a gun to his head while the other placed a knife to his chest. They then took several items from his house and fled on bicycles, police said.

Officers went with the victim, who pointed out the suspects' residence on Franklin Street, police said.

They got no response at the door and the SWAT team was called to make entry due to the nature of the incident, police said.

SWAT team members and officers gained entry and discovered that the suspects had already left the area, police said.

A check of the immediate surrounding area also yielded no results, police said.

That searched caused the closure of Franklin Street, including to school buses, for a few hours as police searched along the road and the railroad tracks.

The investigation was continuing, police said.

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