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Standoff ends peacefully in New York Mills

By HILARY LANE

NEW YORK MILLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - A five-hour standoff at Carolyn Courts Apartments in New York Mills has come to a peaceful conclusion Monday night.

James Mogle, 54, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation. As of now, officials do not believe criminal charges will be filed.

"He voluntarily gave himself up to our tactical members of state police," says Captain Francis Coots, NY State Police. "He was taken into custody under the mental hygiene law for someone that is a danger to himself or others.

Police responded to a call at around 3:15 Monday afternoon. Officials say Mogle barricaded himself inside Apartment G at Carolyn Courts Apartments with a handgun and a long gun.

His daughter made the initial call to police after Mogle allegedly threw papers and personal property at his daughter earlier in the day and was visibly distressed after an altercation with an acquaintance.

"There was alcohol involvement on his part and distraught over personal relationship that went south today," says Captain Coots. "He was just upset. He didn't have a good day today."

A SWAT team was on the scene, as well as the State Police Mobile Response Team, New York Mills Police, New Hartford and Yorkville Police, as well as the Oneida County Sheriff's Department.

Residents living in Carolyn Courts Apartments were not allowed to return home between approximately 3:15 and 8:15 p.m. today. As of Monday night, all business resumed as usual.

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