Suspect in custody after standoff causes school lockout in Worcester

State Police say they have a suspect in custody after a standoff on Main Street in Worcester Monday afternoon.

Posted: Oct 29, 2018 4:14 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2018 9:20 PM

9:18 p.m. UPDATE: State Police released the name of the man they arrested in connection to a standoff in Worcester Monday afternoon.  He is identified as Edgar R. Gonzalez-Francis, 20 of Worcester.  He is charged with the felony of Unlawful Imprisonment in the first degree and the misdemeanors of Menacing in the second degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree.

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State Police say they have a suspect in custody after a standoff on Main Street in Worcester Monday afternoon.

Police say an individual, whose name has not been released, was arrested just before 5:00 p.m.

The Worcester School District posted a note on its website saying "The lockout has been cleared. We are now resuming our regular dismissal procedures. Thank you for your patience!"

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WORCESTER, NY – State Police are engaged in a standoff with a person inside a home in Otsego County.

Troop C’s public information officer tells NewsChannel 2 Troopers responded to a home on the 300 block on Main Street shortly after 2:00 p.m. Monday. When they arrived they found a person barricaded inside the home, which is near the Dollar General.

The Worcester School District posted a note on its website informing parents that it initiated a lockout “due to police activity” near the school grounds, upon request of State Police. The school is located at 198 Main Street, just a couple of blocks from the location of the reported standoff.

The district superintendent tells NewsChannel 2 school normally dismisses at 2:58 p.m., so students will remain in class until the lockout is lifted and they are cleared to go home. There are approximately 370 students in the district, all housed in the same Pre-K through 12th grade building.

Stay with NewsChannel 2 and WKTV.com for additional information as it comes in.

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