Stand-off in Oneida ends peacefully


ONEIDA — An Oneida woman is undergoing mental health treatment following a 4-hour stand-off with law enforcement officials on Phelps Street Wednesday night, according to the Oneida Police Department.

Criminal charges are pending.

Oneida Police Chief Steven Lowell said the adult woman was causing a scene at Oneida Health, and that she was making threats to people at the hospital, at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

"There were some threats made at this facility," Lowell explained.

The authorities were notified and the chief said the woman left the hospital before officers arrived. She was then located at her apartment on Phelps Street in Oneida.

"They barricaded themselves into their apartment. They made threats of harm to themselves and other people," Lowell stated. He added that the woman was alone in her apartment.

The Oneida Police, Madison County Sheriff's Office and the Neighborhood Center's Mobile Crisis Assessment Team responded to the scene and negotiated with the woman over the course of four hours, the chief said. The area was closed to traffic and the rest of the apartment building was evacuated as a safety precaution.

Lowell said the woman eventually surrendered without incident and she was taken to a local hospital for medical and mental health evaluations. He said that criminal charges are pending.

No one was injured.


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