Authorities involved in apparent standoff with man in Clifton Park

April 16, 2017 07:06 PM

CLIFTON PARK -- Saratoga County Sheriff's officials and State Police are involved in what appears to be a standoff with a man at the Halfmoon Heights Mobile Home Park.

Witnesses reported seeing the suspect holding a gun Sunday afternoon. Neighbors say the standoff has been going on for several hours. They say this is not the first time the suspect involved has been in trouble with law enforcement.

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Police have not released the identity of the man. But neighbors say this may have started because of an altercation between the suspect and his wife.

They say he isn't supposed to be here because he has a restraining order against him and has a history of violent behavior. Witnesses say the suspect's wife and three children are not home and are safe.

One woman says she saw the suspect pointing a gun out of a window at the family's home before she heard a gun go off moments later.

Witnesses say the same suspect was involved in another standoff last week but the suspect turned himself in during that incident.

"This happened last week and it turned out that he had got in a fight with his wife and beat her up,” said Michele Beatty. “We're unsure about right now.”

"He's having a standoff because it's his home and he feels that he has rights and he's not leaving his home and he's angry with his wife,” added Lurenda Tedrick.

NewsChannel 13 is still waiting to speak to police but this is not the way residents hoped to spend their Easter. They're hoping for a peaceful ending and they've started a petition to have the suspect banned from the park once and for all.


WNYT Staff

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