UPDATE AS OF 11:21 PM:
State Police have arrested and charged 35-year-old Justin Carter of Verona with 1st degree attempted murder, reckless endangerment, menacing a police officer, and criminal possesion of a weapon.
Carter was taken to the Oneida County Jail to await centralized arraignment.
VERONA, N.Y. -- A man is in police custody after a several hour standoff in Verona Friday.
Shots were fired during the standoff at a barn that blocked off a portion of Route 46.
State police, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, and the Utica Police Department SWAT team were called to the scene shortly after 12 p.m. for a report of a barricaded man inside a barn behind the home.
According to police, the man, who is around 35-years old, had multiple weapons, including at least one long gun.
A number of shots were fired toward officers and vehicles, and there is allegedly evidence that the subject fired several rounds.
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No injuries have been reported at this time, and law enforcement officials were working to get the subject out peacefully.
The incident happened at a home at the Walker Road and Route 46 intersection.
Police went house-to-house to notify residents, but they were not evacuated because it is a rural area where the homes are spread out.
Route 46 North was shut down at Route 31, but has since reopened.
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