FAIRFIELD — Police swarmed an apartment building on the 1400 block of Phoenix Drive on Wednesday afternoon, even calling in the department’s armored vehicle.
Officers focused their efforts on a single apartment, hauling two people off in handcuffs and detaining three more for questioning. At least one of those three was eventually released.
The situation began around 5 p.m. and escalated quickly with close to two dozen officers swarming the area, blocking off Phoenix Drive and keeping building residents from their homes for close to an hour.
While the things unfolded, officers in helmets, some armed with semiautomatic rifles patrolled the area while neighbors looked on.
As things quieted down, Sgt. Franco Cesar said the department was executing a narcotics warrant and confirmed that two people had been detained and removed from the scene. Detectives waited in the apartment for a search warrant before beginning to scour the dwelling after 7 p.m.
No further information was available Wednesday night.
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