4 being questioned after South Side standoff
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Police are questioning four people removed from a home on Syracuse’s South Side during a standoff that lasted into the early morning on Monday.
Syracuse Police were called to the residence at 134 West Matson Ave. around midnight when a home invasion was reported.
A neighbor alerted the police after seeing the female homeowner accosted by people outside the building.
When police arrived, people who were walking out of the building ran back inside.
Police say once they determined that the people who lived in the residence were outside, they began negotiating with those who were within.
Police threw tear gas into the residence several times and four people emerged from the building at different points. The female homeowner left the residence along with one of the four individuals being questioned.
South Salina Street and other streets around the location were shut down during the incident. South Salina Street has since re-opened.
Police Chief Frank Fowler declined to refer the four people removed from the home as “suspects.”
Police say they are confident they will find weapons within the residence, but were waiting for tear gas to clear out before conducting a search.
No one was injured during the incident.
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