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Five hour standoff ends after domestic incident in Seneca County

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 26-year-old Ovid resident following a domestic incident, which resulted in a standoff.

Brandon Casey, 26, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, criminal mischief, and harassment after the incident.

Around 10 p.m. deputies say Casey attempted to restrain the victim of the domestic incident and further prevented that person from calling 911.

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It unfolded at a residence in the town of Ovid. Casey then fled the scene to a wooded area behind the residence and witnesses reported that he was armed with a long gun.

Those witnesses also said that he may have discharged one round while threatening responding law enforcement, as well as himself.

Deputies immediately secured a perimeter and attempted to contain Case to the immediate area. A hyper-reach alert was activated advising residents to shelter in place.

Deputies also deployed a drone at the scene to locate him. After nearly five hours of searching and negotiations Casey surrendered.

He was uninjured in the incident, and transported to Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court where he was released on his own recognizance .

An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim. New York State Police assisted at the scene, according to deputies.