Town of Salina – (WSYR-TV) – A Town of Salina man who kept Onondaga County Sheriff’s deputies and SWAT team at bay for nearly seven hours is under arrest.
45-year-old Luigi Croce of Oswego Road (Route 57) is facing reckless endangerment, weapons possesssion and criminal mischief charges.
Deputies were called to a home on Route 57 near Meyers Road around 6:00 p.m. Friday night after Onondaga County 911 received a call regarding a man shooting his gun in his yard. One of the rounds struck a neighbors house.
Deputies arrived on the scene and they say Croce refused to talk and leave the house. At that point the Onondaga County SWAT team was called to the scene.
Negotiators contacted Croce and stayed on the phone with him during the standoff. Deputies say after nearly seven hours it became evident that Croce was not going to leave the home. A warrant was issued by a judge and SWAT team entered the home and Croce was taken into custody.
No one was hurt. Route 57 between the Thruway and Sixth Street has been reopened.