Police: Albany Med suspect had home filled with natural gas, burning candle
The home of the suspect involved in Monday’s lockdown of Albany Medical Center was filled with natural gas from a stove that was left on, and a burning candle, police said Tuesday.
Police have charged Dino Savoca, 61, of Colonie with weapons possession, menacing and kidnapping.
Savoca pointed a gun at a hospital worker, investigators said, as the worker tried to transport his 97-year-old mom to another facility Monday afternoon.
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The lockdown began around 2:40 p.m. as police tried to get Savoca out and hospital staff in the third floor room to care for his mom.
After hours of negotiations, investigators entered the room just after 7 p.m. A BB gun and shotgun were found inside, they said.
Savoca is now being held on $50,000 bail.