Standoff ends peacefully in Utica, charges possible

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) A stand off in Utica overnight had police on the scene for several hours.

It happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday, on Hart Street. Utica police say one man had a weapon and threatened to use it.

Several local police departments reported to the scene.

Residents living in the home were able to escape safely with the help of law enforcement. Neighbors evacuated their homes with police assistance.

Law enforcement were on scene for at least five hours trying to manage the situation.

Eventually the suspect exited the front of the residence, and was taken into custody. He is being treated at a local hospital for a mental evaluation. The investigation continues and criminal charges are possible.

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