Gloversville incident under investigation, man charged with kidnapping


GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (WRGB) - CBS6 is learning more information about an incident in Gloversville.

Police say they took a man into custody after getting a warrant for 15 James Street. He was later identified as Delaney Akins.

Gloversville police say at about 9 a.m. Tuesday, they were called to check out a man walking wearing only a t-shirt, boxers and a towel around his head. They discovered he had been assaulted and was taken to the hospital. They say the assault happened at 15 James Street. They got a warrant and took someone into custody. SWAT and canine teams were spotted on scene by neighbors.

Police say the warrant was executed by members of the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team and the Glove Cities Emergency Response Team.

Workers in white hazmat suits were seen going in and out of 15 James Street.

Police have the building taped off. Neighbors say no one was supposed to be living there, but that known squatters do stay there, and that they’ve made numerous complaints in the past that it's a drug house.

Gloversville police say no one is danger at this point.

Court paperwork accuses Akins of tying up the victim's hands and feet for a period of more than 12 hours at a time between August 15-21. He's also accused of beating the victim, who was found to have contusions and bruising to his eye. The victim also suffered from burns.

Akins was charged with first degree kidnapping. His Wednesday morning court appearance was postponed. Atkins will return to court Monday.

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