LEBANON, N.Y. (UPDATED) – A Lebanon man is accused of setting a fire at a home after an eight-hour standoff with police where he barricaded himself inside with a gun, threatening to harm himself and others.
Madison County Sheriff’s deputies were called to 1266 Route 12B in the town of Lebanon around 7 p.m. Wednesday, after receiving reports of an armed man making threats while inside the home with his family.
Deputies were able to evacuate the family members, but say 41-year-old Joshua A. Wilcox barricaded himself inside until 3 a.m., making threats to harm himself before allegedly setting a fire at the home.
Five fire departments were called to the scene to help put out the flames.
Wilcox is charged with third-degree arson and second-degree menacing.
Deputies took him to undergo a mental health evaluation after the incident.