GLOVERSVILLE - A Florida man is facing weapons, attempted assault and other charges after a brief standoff Tuesday morning, police said.
The man, identified as Craig L. Ruise, 45, of Sanderson, Fla., remained holed up in a Fifth Avenue residence for about an hour and a half around 7:30 a.m., police said, before a negotiator talked him into surrendering.
The incident began when a woman walked into the police station to report she had been struck by Ruise with a hammer, police said.
Officers soon learned Ruise was also wanted by Amsterdam police on a fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana count, police said.
Officers went to the residence on Fifth Avenue to try and locate Ruise, but he retreated into the home and refused to exit, police said. Police brought in a specially trained crisis negotiator, who made contact with Ruise and Ruise ultimately surrendered.
Police charged Ruise with one count each of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree attempted assault, felonies, and misdemeanor menacing and criminal mischief.
Ruise was held for arraignment later Tuesday.
During the standoff and investigation, Fifth Avenue between Yale and Helwig streets was closed and remained closed late Tuesday morning, police said.
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