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Wife in custody after Greene County standoff

Updated: 07/15/2014 4:29 PM
Created: 07/15/2014 7:50 AM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

EARLTON - Police in Greene County say one person is in custody in connection with an overnight standoff in Earlton.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department says it started as a fight between the couple inside their home on Peat Beds Road.

Sheriff Greg Seeley says the wife threatened to shoot her husband if police got closer to the house.

That's when the standoff began.

Around 6:30 Tuesday morning, police finally got into the home, but the sheriff says the wife was gone.

The man was not injured.

The wife is now undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

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