Man in custody, to be evaluated after standoff in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A man is in custody after police had an apartment surrounded on Lark Street. 

Around 6:50 p.m. Monday, police responded to an apartment at 191 Lark St. for a report of a person inside with a weapon. Police had their long guns drawn as they surrounded the apartment. They also brought in high risk negotiators to try and talk with a man inside.

David Lester, 43, was taken into custody shortly before 11 p.m. He was evaluated at the scene by EMS and then taken to Albany Medical Center for further evaluation. He did not have any injuries, police said.

Police say after executing a search warrant, they found a loaded 0.380 caliber handgun inside the apartment.

He was charged with second-degree criminal possesion of a weapon and second-degree criminal contempt.

Lark Street between Washington Avenue and State Street was closed during the incident. People who live in that area were not able to get in or out of their homes.

CDTA also rerouted buses.



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