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Elmira Standoff

Written By: Nick Quattrini
Elmira Standoff

     UPDATE: According to a press release from the Elmira Police Deparment, EPD identified the suspect in Monday's standoff as Paul C. Turner, 32. Police responded to a disturbance involving a female and an intoxicated male at the upper apartment of 327 East Center St around 9:44am Monday morning.
      Upon arrival, police determined that Turner assaulted the female inside, and then barricaded himself. Turner threatened police officers, telling police that he had weapons in the house and that he was armed. SWAT teams tried negotiating with Turner after surrounding the home, and launched tear gas canisters to get him out.
     Around 3pm Monday afternoon, Turner was taken into custody, and charged with Attempted Assault 2nd, Menacing 2nd, and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation.






     ELMIRA - [WENY]     It was a tense scene in an Elmira neighborhood after a standoff that ended peacefully on Monday afternoon, but not before hours of negotiations, with SWAT members surrounding the house 327 East Center Street in Elmira.
     Authorities tried to negotiate with the person inside, pleading with someone named "Paul" to come out peacefully. SWAT members showed up just before noon. After negotiations, SWAT team members shot several rounds of what  appears to be tear gas, breaking several windows in the process, while continuing to urge "Paul" to surrender. Shortly after 3pm on Monday, a white male in his mid 20's to early 30's was escorted from the home in handcuffs, and authorities initially cleared the scene wearing gas masks. 
     Police have yet to release the identity of the man who came out of the house in handcuffs, or tell us if there are any charges filed. WENY News will bring you updates as they become available.