Watertown standoff ends peacefully

WWNY Watertown standoff ends peacefully

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A standoff where police were armed with long guns in a Watertown neighborhood ended peacefully Tuesday afternoon.

City police went to a home at 310 Tilden Street to arrest a woman and a man on warrants.

The woman, 33 year old Heather Collins, was arrested.

The man, 29 year old Robert Grande, appeared to barricade himself inside the home, police said.

Yellow police tape was put up around the area of Tilden and Lillian street and law enforcement officers were seen carrying long guns.

Additional officers from the police department’s Criminal Investigation Division, as well as detectives from the Metro Jeff Task Force helped watch the house while a search warrant was obtained for drugs and Grande.

The department’s Special Response Team then helped with the search warrant.

During the early afternoon, a department crisis negotiator made contact with Grande, who was wanted on an Oneida County Court warrant for second-degree burglary.

At approximately 2 p.m., Grande came out of the house with his hands up and was taken into custody. Police said he was unarmed.

Both Collins and Grande were brought to the police station. Collins will be arraigned in city court.

Grande was turned over to Oneida County Sheriff Deputies.

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