Police standoff ends after three hours

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CARMEL –  A three-hour standoff between officers from the Carmel Police Department and an emotionally disturbed person on Friday ended peacefully after negotiators were able to convince the subject to surrender.

On September 24 at 10:52 a.m., the Carmel Police Department received a call to perform a welfare check on an individual at a residence on Union Valley Road.  The subject is known to have a history of mental health issues and the Carmel police have interacted with the individual in the past.

On previous occasions, the subject has not responded when officers have attempted to check on the person’s well-being.  The police, according to a statement released on Friday, attempted to contact the individual for several hours.

The Putnam County Emergency  Response Team and Hostage Negotiation Team which is comprised of members of the Carmel  Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and Kent police department were called to the scene along with an ambulance from the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department which was put on standby.

After approximately three hours of negotiators talking with the subject, they were successful in talking the person out of the residence without incident.

The subject was transported to  Putnam Hospital Center for a mental health evaluation.