A New Britain man was arrested after he held a woman against her will and threatened to hurt her at a local motel Friday afternoon, Rocky Hill police said.
On May 18, Wethersfield police received a domestic abuse call from an unidentified woman's family member. The police tracked the woman and her male companion, Anthony Sanseverino, 30, of 72 Smalley St. in New Britain, to the
The tried to make contact with Sanseverino, who refused to release the woman to police. He threatened to hurt her with a gun, police officials said. Police later determined that Sanseverino was not in possession of a gun or a weapon of any kind.
After almost two and a half hours, Sanseverino released the victim and was arrested by police. He was charged with second-degree violations of condition release as well as interfering with a police officer/resisting arrest.
The female victim was transported to Hartford Hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Sanseverino is being held on $150,000 bond and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing at Superior Court in New Britain on May 31.