UPDATE: Stand-off in Oneida ends peacefully
ONEIDA — An Oneida woman underwent mental health treatment following a 4-hour stand-off with law enforcement officials on Phelps Street Wednesday night, according to a Thursday night update from the Oneida Police Department.
Oneida Police Chief Steven Lowell said 34-year-old Kyley Eldridge was causing a scene at Oneida Health, and that she was making threats to people at the hospital, around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"There were some threats made at this facility," Lowell explained.
The authorities were notified and the chief said Eldridge 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 Eldridge 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 Eldridge 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 Eldridge eventually surrendered without incident and she was taken to a local hospital for medical and mental health evaluations. No one was injured.
On Thursday, police said Eldridge was released from the hospital and she was charged with making a terroristic threat, a class D felony, and obstruction of a governmental administration. She is scheduled to appear in Oneida City Court.
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