SPD: Fight between armed men lead to standoff on N. Geddes Street

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - An argument in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood that filtered out to the far West Side led to a near four-hour police stand-off.

According to Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler, multiple men were fighting on Willis Avenue at Milton Avenue, when at least one of those men pulled out a handgun.

Three men, including the one with the supposed hand gun, fled the scene on bicycles and entered a home on N. Geddes Street.

Police saw the three men take off, and followed them.

The men barricaded themselves in the home, and police called in reinforcements.

Over 30 officers and multiple cop cars surrounded the area and blocked off the I-690 on and off ramps and adjacent streets.

The three suspects exited the home at different times throughout the four-hour standoff.

Neither the police nor the suspects used force.

Fowler said they were all taken into custody without incident.

Police also sent in a robot to the home, which they typically do in a situation where an individual barricades themselves in a home.

The robot went in to scope out the apartment before police sent in human reinforcements. 

Watch his news conference below: 


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