Posted at: 06/14/2012 5:34 PM
| Updated at: 06/14/2012 10:32 PM
By: Abigail Bleck
COHOES--It's not every day you see what appears to be an armored tank rolling down Main Street in Cohoes. It wasn't the military but it was the New York State Police Emergency Response Team.
"It was pretty scary--with bomb squads and the guns. I see 'em pulling out the people, it was really scary," recalls Michelle Putnam, who lives across the street from the house the police surrounded.
Two men and a woman were taken into custody and are being labeled "People of Interest" for a home invasion that occurred in Cohoes just after midnight Thursday.
"We understand there may have been a weapon involved in the home invasion and we are still looking and making sure we have everybody we need to have," explains Chief Bill Heslin, of the Cohoes Police Department.
Authorities aren't releasing the location of the incident or the identity of the victim but NewsChannel 13 has learned it happened on Saratoga Street and Fred Frieje, a long time Cohoes resident in his eighties, is being treated for head injuries. City leaders were vague when pressed for details.
"He's a nice gentleman--good man, good heart and hopefully everyone will be ok. I've known him my whole life," is all Mayor John McDonald would say after the incident Thursday afternoon.
All the action hasn't led to any arrests yet. It's also possible another suspect is still out there.
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