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Police: Gun report leads to Saturday standoff in Saratoga Springs

Police: Gun report leads to Saturday standoff in Saratoga Springs

The incident happened Saturday morning
Police: Gun report leads to Saturday standoff in Saratoga Springs
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SARATOGA SPRINGS - A call for a large fight led to a report of a gun being displayed and and then a standoff Saturday in Saratoga Springs, police said.

No injuries were reported throughout the incident, but police had to use the county's tactical team to remove four people from the home on Kaydeross Avenue West, police said.

Police also recovered live and spent .22-caliber rifle rounds in the driveway of the residence and found a .22-caliber rifle inside.

The incident began just after 7:30 a.m. Saturday when police received multiple calls for a large fight in front of 58 Kaydeross Ave. West where it appeared a gun was being displayed, police said.

Officers responded and were met by an individual walking west in the roadway who said he was at a party where a fight broke out and a gun was pointed at him, police said. Officers continued and found an unknown number of people had gone back inside. They also refused to acknowledge the police outside, police said.

Officers secured the perimeter and found the live and spent rifle rounds. More unsuccessful attempts were made to make contact with those inside. Officers also learned that more than 10 people could be in the home and state troopers and sheriff's deputies were then also called to the scene, police said.

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Department's tactical team also responded and fire and EMS waited nearby. Kaydeross was shut between Route 9 and Nelson Avenue Extension.

Over the next two and a half hours, officers managed to get seven people to exit the home voluntarily. The tactical team then went in and pulled the four remaining individuals out and the rifle, police said.

A police release Saturday did not reference charges. The investigation continued.

Police had completed work at the scene and reopened the street by 12:30 p.m.

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