Police Standoff in Town of Chenango Neighborhood
Law enforcement officers closed a street in a residential neighborhood in the town of Chenango as they attempted to negotiate with a person during a standoff situation.
According to New York State Police, troopers were sent to a home on Savitch Road around noon Wednesday to check on the welfare of a 34-year-old man.
When troopers contacted the man, he made threats to harm himself and would not leave the residence.
Police negotiators were assisted by a mobile crisis team from the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier.
The man eventually came out of the home and surrendered around 3:05 p.m. Thursday.
A Broome County sheriff's deputy was positioned nearby to provide assistance to state police if needed.
The man was evaluated at the scene and then transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.
A similar standoff occurred in the same section of Savitch Road in February 2021. A man who had barricaded himself inside a home following a reported domestic incident eventually surrendered to state police.
This story was updated after the standoff ended Thursday afternoon.
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