One man arrested after dramatic Elmira standoff

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UPDATE 9:54 a.m.: Charles Murrell has been charged with Harassment 2nd, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.


UPDATE 4:43 p.m.: One man has been taken into custody by police, ending the stand-off.

Charles Murrell, 32, of Elmira fled a house after police responded to a domestic violence incident in the city of Elmira. 

Murrell entered the home of a friend at 428 Standish Street and barricaded himself inside for nearly two hours.

When police attempted to place a robot inside the house through a window Murrell left the house peacefully.

Murrell’s mother attempted to reach her son by charging police and was restrained by police. She was temporarily placed in a police car and was later released.

The resident of the home was also taken into custody and has since been released.

Police are looking into whether Murrell cut off an ankle bracelet he was ordered to wear.


There is stand off situation in the city of Elmira.

The Elmira police department and New York State police have a house completely surrounded in the city of Elmira.

The address is 430 Standish Street. Police now have brought in reinforcements with shields and heavy duty guns for their protection.

The police are speaking to the individual(s) inside through a mega phone. Giving them directions to come out of the house and show his hands.

The individual is not responding or cooperating at this time. 

Upwards of 20+ police officers are surrounding the block at this time. Standish street is blocked off.

The mother of an individual inside is now pleading with his son to please come out before the police take further action.

Stick with 18 News as we get the latest developments. 

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