Hours-long police standoff at Colonie residence now over

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – An hours-long police standoff on Braintree Street in Colonie is now over.

Around 7:45 p.m., police were called to the area of Braintree Street and Fairfield Avenue after a 31-year-old man became despondent over a breakup with his girlfriend.

Police said they saw the man with what appeared to be a rifle. His mother, who was in the building when police responded, was evacuated safely. The man’s girlfriend is also in a safe location, police said.

Nearby neighbors were evacuated, and police urged other neighbors to evacuate until the situation is resolved.

Police say when police were able to make their way into the home shortly after midnight, the man was dead inside.

Several neighbors were allowed to return home once the scene was cleared Tuesday morning. Braintree Street has been reopened.

No one else was hurt in the standoff.

 

 

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