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Garth And Steven Brink Under Arrest After Ten Hour-Long Standoff With Police In Oneida Castle


Update: 07/29/2013 4:11pm Police are releasing the name of the man who forced homes to be evacuated early on the morning of July 29, 2013.

He has been identified as eighty-one year old Garth Brink.    Oneida County Sheriffs say no one was harmed as the elderly man turned himself in to negotiators.

Brink is being charged with reckless endangerment, a felony, after shooting a twelve-gauge shotgun out the front window of his home.  Police have reiterated that no one was injured.  Brink is being held at the Oneida County Jail on $50,000 bail.

Also in jail is Brink’s fifty-two year old son, Steven Brink of Hamilton, New York, who allegedly tried to push past police to get into the home at around 4:00am.  He was subsequently arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing justice, and resisting arrest.

Update: 07/29/2013 11:30am The suspect who held police in a stand-off for nearly ten hours is now in custody.  Oneida County Sheriffs say no one was harmed as the elderly man turned himself in to negotiators at approximately 11:30am.

The man is being taken to the hospital pending a mental health evaluation.  Authorities expect to release him name and additional details shortly.

Update: 07/29/2013 10:02am Oneida County Sheriffs have issued a release and are saying that the standoff is still underway.  A shot was reported fired from the home at about 4:30am but no one was hurt.

Initial Details:

A stand-off is underway in Oneida Castle.  What is believed to have begun as a domestic dispute at around one o’clock this morning has resulted in the evacuation of residents in the Seventh Street area of Oneida Castle.

The suspect, who Oneida County Sheriffs believe is armed with a long gun, is inside the home.  He is eighty-one years old.  His wife called 911 to report the incident and was then able to leave the home.

Authorities are not releasing details about whether any shots were fired.  They say they want to make certain that no one is hurt and are prepared to wait as negotiations with the man inside the home progress.

Authorities says they are hoping for a peaceful resolution.  No one other than the suspect is believed to be in the home.

To avoid any potential danger to the public Route 365 (State Street) in Oneida Castle has been shut down to all but local traffic.

Oneida County Sheriffs are being assisted at the scene by the New York State Police.


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