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Press release: North Peterboro Street incident

From the Madison County Sheriff’s Office:

Press Release – For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2022

(Canastota) – On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022, at 09:58AM, Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies and Canastota Police Officers responded to the area of 338 N Peterboro St., Village of Canastota, regarding a mental health incident involving a firearm with reported shots fired. Upon arriving on scene, Deputies and Officers observed a male subject in the backyard of 338 N Peterboro St, holding a shotgun while pacing the yard. At one point, the male discharged a round from the shotgun into the ground.

A perimeter was established and negotiators were able to make contact with the male, who eventually dropped the shotgun and was taken into custody without further incident. The Canastota High School / Middle School was placed on a lockdown during the incident out of an abundance of caution. N Peterboro St. (State Route 13) was temporarily shut down between Maple Ave and Chapel St. N Peterboro St was reopened and the lockdown at Canastota Schools was lifted at 10:50AM.

Following the incident, the male subject was charged with three counts of Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd degree (Class A Misdemeanor). The male was issued appearance tickets and is due to appear in the Village of Canastota Court on April 20th, 2022. Following arrest processing, the male subject was transported to St. Joseph’s hospital to receive mental health services.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Canastota Police Department, New York State Police, Oneida Indian Nation Police Department, Greater Lenox Ambulance Services and Madison County Department of Emergency Management.

From the Canastota Central School District:

In response to an incident in the village involving law enforcement, out of an abundance of caution, each building in the school district moved to a lockout and then a hold in place.  The situation has been resolved in the community and we have resumed normal school business. 

Thank you for you attention to this matter.

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