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Man in Sunday Schenectady standoff charged

Man in Sunday Schenectady standoff charged

He faces contempt and assault counts
Man in Sunday Schenectady standoff charged
Police take Shaquielle Jenkins into custody Sunday on Ostrander Place
Photographer: Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

SCHENECTADY -- A man who held police at bay from inside his home for more than an hour on Sunday has now been charged with contempt and assault, authorities said.

Police identified the man as Shaquielle O. Jenkins, 25, of 1006 Ostrander Place.

He faces one count of first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

Jenkins surrendered to police just after 1 p.m. Sunday after a standoff that lasted about an hour and 15 minutes. 

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The charges stem from allegations prior to the standoff and relate to his girlfriend, according to police allegations in court documents. Jenkins is accused of punching the woman in the face just before 10 a.m., causing a cut to her lip. Jenkins also violated a stay-away order of protection by having contact with the woman. The order was issued in May in Albany.

The incident drew police, firetrucks and paramedics and prompted closure of a section of the street.

Daily Gazette photos from the scene showed a man in an upper story window with his leg outside. The frame around the window appeared broken.

Ostrander Place was closed between Chrisler Avenue and Crane Street during the standoff.

The incident follows two longer standoffs last month, one each in Schenectady and Rotterdam.

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