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Troy man arrested after Amsterdam standoff, shot fired, police say

William M. Singelton - Amsterdam Police Department, file

William M. Singelton - Amsterdam Police Department, file

AMSTERDAM – A Troy man was arrested after an early Thursday shot fired and standoff at an Amsterdam residence, police said.

No injuries were reported, police said.

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Arrested was William M. Singelton, 39, of Troy, police said. He faces four separate felonies, including second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree reckless endangerment and first-degree criminal contempt.

The incident began at about 12:30 a.m. at the Woodrow Wilson Townhomes Complex, police said. A caller reported hearing an argument outside one of the residences and, while still on the phone with police, the caller reported hearing a gunshot, police said.

The sound of the shot was audible through the phone, police said. 

Arriving officers searched for any potential victims, but found none. The investigation, however, identified Singleton as the suspect in the shot fired, as well as the aggressor in the argument.

Police also determined Singleton was inside a residence there, a residence he was prohibited from being at due to an active order of protection, police said.

Officers entered the home and discovered a bedroom door locked from the inside. Police attempted to call Singletn out of the room for over an hour with no response, police said.

Police then determined that officers would secure the residence and call in the regional SWAT team. Shortly after 4 a.m., the team took Singleton into custody without injury or further incident, police said.

Singleton also faces one count of second-degree criminal use of a firearm, misdemeanor menacing and violation harassment.

Singleton was held pending arraignment.

Police asked anyone who lives at the complex who may have footage of any portion of the incident, including the argument, to contact police.

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