Sheriff's deputies, police respond to armed barricade in Gloversville

Photo: Bill Trojan

CITY OF GLOVERSVILLE, NY (WRGB) It was a tense scene for hours in Gloversville as police were involved in a standoff.

Police say initial responding officers got information from witnesses who saw a man running with a shotgun, pointing it at passing cars.

Police say there were no reports of shots fired.

They say the man barricaded himself on the second floor of this home at 312 North Main Street.

Police say the situation was classified as an armed barricade involving an emotionally disturbed person and additional resources were requested, including a crisis negotiation team.

Officers on the street could be heard shouting to the man inside saying things like "we are here to help."

But police say repeated attempts to contact the man were unsuccessful, and eventually officers found the man dead.

Police say another person was also inside the house, but that person was not involved and was not hurt.

People who live and work in the area say the hours long standoff was frightening to watch.

"I've been here 11 years and I've never seen anything like that. You could hear some gun shots, just lots of police activity, the SWAT team, watched them go up into the house with all their equipment and it was scary," said Stacey Jacquard, who works near where the standoff took place.

CBS6 crew members at the scene saw police remove what appeared to be a body this evening.

Police have still not confirmed who was inside the home, or what caused the standoff.

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

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