Police officers, detectives and a canine unit converged a Binghamton neighborhood after five armed men reportedly burst into a residence and demanded money.

A Binghamton police dog and handler on Parsons Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The men were said to have entered an apartment at 1280½ Vestal Avenue around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

According to initial reports, a woman told police the men displayed guns. She apparently was not injured.

There was no immediate word as to whether any cash or other property was taken in the South Side incident.

Police questioned two men on Mill Street about one block away from the apartment building where the home invasion occurred.

The men were seen speaking with patrol officers and Police Chief Joseph Zikuski. After a brief conversation, police appeared to determine they had not been involved.

A canine unit searched the neighborhood, including a section of Parsons Street, which is south of where the incident happened.

Neighbors who had been outside near the Vestal Avenue apartment building for at least ten minutes before police arrived told WNBF News they had not seen or heard anything unusual.

Zikuski and investigators at the scene did not comment on the circumstances surrounding the reported home invasion.

A Binghamton canine officer with Police Chief Joseph Zikuski on Vestal Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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