Barricaded Subject Arrested after Domestic Dispute

FAIRFIELD — At 10:15pm on December 1, 2020, Fairfield Police received a 911 call from a victim reporting a domestic altercation with her boyfriend that was occurring at her home on Kings Highway.  The victim was able to run out of the home and call police reporting the violent behavior, which dispatchers relayed to responding officers.

Officers arriving on scene observed several windows around the home were actively being shattered by a man on the second floor of the home. The man was identified as Derek Pflueger (DOB 11/06/1980) of Stamford. Pflueger refused to come out of the home and continued to damage property inside. He made several threats to harm himself, which prompted a response of trained police negotiators in addition to a response from the Fairfield Emergency Services Unit.

After 4 hours of negotiations, Pflueger was taken into custody without incident after he surrendered. An investigation determined that Pflueger was in Violation of a Protective Order which was placed upon him by the court to prevent him from being in close proximity to the victim’s home. It was also determined that he caused extensive damage inside the home, adding additional charges of Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 3rd.

“We are thankful for the quick thinking of the victim, who got herself to a safe location and called for help. After it was established that this was an isolated incident with no threat to neighbors and other innocent bystanders, we were able to let our trained negotiators and time do the job. Thankfully no one was injured” states Chief Christopher Lyddy.

There is no photo of Pflueger at this time.


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