Authorities have arrested two people in connection with a knifepoint robbery outside a community college in Willimantic late Tuesday afternoon.
Police said Daniel Passe, 25, approached a man in front of the Quinebaug Valley Community College on Main Street in Willimantic and robbed him at knifepoint around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Officers and detectives chased him through the area, prompting a brief lockdown at the nearby Path Academy charter school. Route 32/Main Street was also closed while police responded to the incident.
Passe struggled with officers but was taken into custody on Main Street with the help of a police K-9. Willimantic police also arrested a 24-year-old woman identified as Jacqueline Gent. Her role in the robbery is unclear.
Both Passe and Gent are homeless, according to police. They were each charged with first-degree robbery, breach of peace and sixth-degree larceny.
Passe was additionally charged with first-degree assault and interfering with an officer.
The robbery victim was taken to Windham Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released, according to police.
Passe was held on $250,000 bond, while Gent's bond was set at $150,000. Both remain in police custody.
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