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Upstate Town Placed On Lockdown Over Police Standoff

Armed Man Surrounded In House In Bovina Sunday Evening
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BOVINA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The entire upstate New York town of Bovina was placed on lockdown Sunday while police were engaged in a standoff with an armed man.

A New York Alert notification was activated at about 2 p.m. Sunday, but a Delaware County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said people in the town of Bovina were not in imminent danger and nobody was injured.

Authorities said the man was surrounded Sunday evening in a house on County Highway 5 – also known as Pink Street – and police were trying to get him to surrender, according to a Watershed Post report.

There were no official details released about the man or why police were after him, the newspaper reported. Police officers were seen swarming on the ground as helicopters flew overhead, and residents were stopped by police and advised not to pick up hitchhikers, the paper reported.

Bovina is a farming community of about 600 residents 55 miles southwest of Albany.

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