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Hours long standoff in city of Geneva ends with no injuries: Chief Passalacqua says charges pending

Police say charges are pending after a 5+ hour standoff in the city of Geneva.

Around 7:40 p.m. officers were called to Pulteney Street for a reported domestic incident involving two people. The initial report indicated that one of the involved persons possessed a firearm and fired a round inside the residence.

Pulteney Street was shut down between Washington and William streets and a reverse 911 call was made to the residence.

Negotiations were unsuccessful to get the female subject at the center of the investigation out of the building. After 5.5 hours- the woman was taken into custody after Ontario County SWAT arrived.


She was taken to Clifton Springs Hospital for treatment. No injuries were reported to the female subject, nor any member of the public. The shelter in place request was lifted around 2 a.m.

Police say that several firearms and a large amount of ammunition were found within the residence after the standoff ended.

Charges are pending at this time, according to Chief Mike Passalacqua.

“I would first like to thank members of the community for their cooperation and patience during this critical incident,” Passalacqua said in a statement. “I would also like to thank all members of law enforcement, fire, and EMS, which includes members of the Geneva Police Department, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Canandaigua Police Department, New York State Police, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Geneva Fire Department, and Finger Lakes Ambulance for their hard work, and dedication keeping the City of Geneva safe.”



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