Standoff in Elmira Now Over, No Word Yet on Suspect

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - UPDATE: 2:00 A.M.  Elmira Police confirming to 18 News that an over 10 hour long standoff, involving a mental health situation is now over. 

Police did not release any details surrounding the suspect.  Police are still on the scene. 

Turn to 18 News TODAY for full coverage. 

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18 News has received reports of shots fired in Elmira on Tuesday night. 

Around 3 p.m., Elmira Police responded to a mental health situation near the intersection of Oak Street and Washington Avenue.. 

At that time, police were escorting residents to their homes. 

The situation escalated around 6:45 p.m. and shots were fired. Following that, several rounds of flash bang grenades were utilized by law enforcement.

As of 11:45 p.m. Tuesday night, Elmira Police, Chemung County Sheriffs, and New York State Police remain at the scene. 

Stick with 18 News on-air and online as new details are released. 


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