Albany police investigate incident at Lark Street apartment

August 22, 2017 05:29 AM

Albany police responded to a report of a man with a gun at 191 Lark St.

The call went out at 6:50 p.m. Monday.

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Police shut down the area between Washington Ave. and State St. until around 11:00 p.m.

A high risk negotiator was brought it and police employed their policy of "no one in, no one out."

They then found a man inside the apartment alone.

At 9:20 p.m., less than a dozen Emergency Response team members geared up and entered the building with rifles.

Dispatch could be overheard stating the man is opening the door with the lights on and negotiations underway, followed by the man closing the door, turning the lights off and placing negotiations on hold.

Around 10:40 p.m., Albany Fire EMS arrives, followed by Mohawk Ambulance.

Shortly thereafter, police tell us the person was taken into custody with no injuries and was being brought to Albany Medical Center for evaluation.

Police also say a search warrant was executed to locate a handgun.

An evidence technician could be seen leaving the apartment with two brown paper bags.

It's unknown if the weapon was located.


WNYT Staff

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