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5:29 am - August 4, 2015

Willimantic police arrest accused killer

WILLIMANTIC -- The Willimantic Police Department Monday evening arrested a man wanted out of Puerto Rico on murder charges.

Police said members of the Willimantic Police Department Criminal Investigation Division received a tip late Monday afternoon that Kevin J. Nieves-Caban was within the city and was wanted on those charges from Puerto Rico.

Willimantic detectives were able to locate the male during the early evening hours at a residence within the City of Willimantic.

Due to the seriousness surrounding the murder charges, the Willimantic SWAT team was deployed in an attempt to take him into custody, police said.

Members of the SWAT team were able to take the male into custody without incident on Boston Post Road at around 6:30 p.m.

He is now being held at Willimantic Police Headquarters on a $5 million cash/surety bond pending a court presentment date today in Danielson Superior Court.

“This is a prime example of how the public is in partnership with the police department here in Willimantic. This man has been wanted in Puerto Rico on Murder charges since his warrant was signed there back on Dec. 17, 2014,” Willimantic Police Sgt. Alex Coriaty said.

Nieves-Caban, 20, doesn't have a listed address and he has been charged by Willimantic police as being a fugitive from justice.

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