A city block was closed by Binghamton police following a report that a person had threatened someone with a rifle.

Officers rushed to Mygatt Street in the First Ward around 4:30 p.m. Friday after they received a call indicating a possible threat had been made.

Part of Mygatt Street north of Clinton Street was shut down as police set up a perimeter surrounding a large apartment house. Mygatt was sealed off between Dickinson and Meadow streets.

Police detained a few people behind the three-story building at 19 Mygatt Street. They waited for about 45 minutes for another person to emerge from the 12-unit apartment house.

Police officers staged behind 19 Mygatt Street following a reported gun threat. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Police officers staged behind 19 Mygatt Street following a reported gun threat. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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It was not known whether anyone was taken into custody or whether charges would be filed. No injuries were reported.

Police at the scene declined to comment to a reporter.

Mygatt Street was reopened shortly before 5:30 p.m.

Residents spoke with police after the scene on Mygatt Street had been secured. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Residents spoke with police after the scene on Mygatt Street had been secured. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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