Mix-up involving report of armed man leads police to stop Yankees GM Cashman

Authorities say a mix-up involving a report of an armed man led police officers in Connecticut with drawn weapons to stop a vehicle driven by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2019, 3:18 PM

Updated 1,770 days ago

Share:

Mix-up involving report of armed man leads police to stop Yankees GM Cashman
Authorities say a mix-up involving a report of an armed man led police officers in Connecticut with drawn weapons to stop a vehicle driven by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
Police in Darien, Connecticut, say the incident began shortly before 11 a.m. Friday. Officers were notified by a local medical group that a male patient getting a routine physical was in possession of a handgun.
Police say that the patient had already completed his physical and left the office when they were contacted. They say that the man was not "brandishing" the handgun as some outlets have reported. But he was described as leaving the office in a white, possibly Jeep-like vehicle.
Darien police officers began checking the surrounding area, and say they located a Jeep at a nearby Shell gas station. A license plate check turned up that the vehicle was listed as stolen, according to police.
Darien officers stopped the vehicle as it was leaving the pumps using "felony motor vehicle stop procedures," police say. The officers unholstered their duty weapons and had them in hand, they say.
The vehicle's operator was identified as Brian Cashman, the general manager of the New York Yankees, who lives in Norwalk. Police say Cashman was "fully cooperative with all commands and instructions given by the officers conducting the stop and the encounter was quickly, efficiently and properly deescalated."
They say no force of any type was used by officers during the encounter.
Darien officers then went to a residence in Norwalk and located the male patient from the doctor's office. They say they confirmed that the patient has a valid pistol carry permit, and "was unaware that he had caused any alarm in the office while there undergoing his physical examination."
"These two intertwined incidents are clearly indicative of what police officers are often confronted with on a regular basis. These incidents were fortunately brought to a completely safe and successful conclusion by the proper application of professional police actions coupled with the full cooperation of the subjects involved," the Darien Police Department said in a news release on the incident.
Police added that Cashman "noted the professionalism and obvious training of the involved officers who were able to successfully bring this incident to the proper conclusion."


More from News 12
2:24
Connecticut prepares for upcoming heat wave next week

Connecticut prepares for upcoming heat wave next week

2:12
Heavy rain clears out tonight; tolerable temperatures Saturday

Heavy rain clears out tonight; tolerable temperatures Saturday

2:33
SILVER LINING: Swimmer from Darien recalls tragic shark attack in Turks and Caicos

SILVER LINING: Swimmer from Darien recalls tragic shark attack in Turks and Caicos

2:35
Supreme Court bump stock ruling won't impact CT ban

Supreme Court bump stock ruling won't impact CT ban

Alex Jones’ personal assets to be sold to pay $1.5B Sandy Hook debt. Company bankruptcy is dismissed

Alex Jones’ personal assets to be sold to pay $1.5B Sandy Hook debt. Company bankruptcy is dismissed

0:14
Police: Goshen man dies after crashing into a tree in Torrington

Police: Goshen man dies after crashing into a tree in Torrington

0:45
Gov. Lamont announced over 26 million for remediation and development to properties across Connecticut

Gov. Lamont announced over 26 million for remediation and development to properties across Connecticut

0:51
 Free jazz concert for Bridgeport seniors to be held next Thursday

Free jazz concert for Bridgeport seniors to be held next Thursday

3:03
'Truly incredible.' Staples High School club 3D prints prosthetics for people in need

'Truly incredible.' Staples High School club 3D prints prosthetics for people in need

0:22
Police: Over 75 pounds of marijuana found during shooting investigation in Milford

Police: Over 75 pounds of marijuana found during shooting investigation in Milford

0:47
Michelle Troconis' family releases statement 2 weeks after her sentencing

Michelle Troconis' family releases statement 2 weeks after her sentencing

0:47
Monroe Congregational Church's 52nd annual Strawberry Festival is this weekend. Here's what you need to know!

Monroe Congregational Church's 52nd annual Strawberry Festival is this weekend. Here's what you need to know!

0:17
Officials: Connecticut diesel tax to rise 3.2 cents in July

Officials: Connecticut diesel tax to rise 3.2 cents in July

0:49
Police: Motorcyclist seriously injured in Newtown crash as motorcycle fatalities rise across the country

Police: Motorcyclist seriously injured in Newtown crash as motorcycle fatalities rise across the country

2:36
Officials: Underground explosion caused closures in downtown Stamford

Officials: Underground explosion caused closures in downtown Stamford

2:50
 Person of interest arrested after explosion at Bridgeport apartment building

Person of interest arrested after explosion at Bridgeport apartment building

0:35
CSP: Stamford man dodged troopers, put CT DOT workers at risk at site of I-95 bridge fire

CSP: Stamford man dodged troopers, put CT DOT workers at risk at site of I-95 bridge fire

1:51
Dan Hurley is staying with UConn, but how much more will they pay him?

Dan Hurley is staying with UConn, but how much more will they pay him?

2:07
Campaign School at Yale University trains next generation of female candidates

Campaign School at Yale University trains next generation of female candidates