Man who barricaded himself in Binghamton home surrenders, will undergo mental health evaluation

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1:45 P.M. UPDATE:

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A man who barricaded himself inside a Binghamton home Thursday morning has surrendered and was transported to the UHS Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) according to Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski.

Chief Zikuski said initial reports for the situation at 44 Winding Way stated the man had a hand gun, but investigators don’t believe he actually had one.

According to Zikuski, negotiations took place for approximately three hours until the man surrendered around 1:15 p.m. During that time, Zikuski said it’s believed the man was using a shovel to break windows at the home.

He added that the man is well-known by the Binghamton Police Department. Zikuski said officers responded to the same address around 2 a.m. Thursday.

Police are investigating to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a factor.

Zikuski said he doesn’t believe charges will be filed and said the man will undergo an evaluation at CPEP.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office, Johnson City Police S.W.A.T. and New York State Police assisted at the scene.


ORIGINAL STORY:

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Multiple streets are blocked off due to a large police presence in Binghamton.

Winding Way, Lydia Street, and multiple blocks of Oak Street are blocked off as of 1 p.m. Thursday.

Police say a man barricaded himself inside a home on Winding Way.

Binghamton police, New York State Police, and K-9 units are on the scene.

 

WBNG Staff

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