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Yorktown Man Arrested After Standoff with Police

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Editor's Note: On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the man plead guilty to third-degree assault, a misdemeanor. He admitted to punching another man in his face, fracturing his nose. His sentence includes a one-year conditional discharge and a five-year order of protection.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - While responding to a reported assault last night around 7:30, police officers knocked on the door of a Crompond Road home, only to be greeted by the "unmistakable sound of a shotgun being racked," the Yorktown Police Department said in a press release.

The responding officers retreated and formed a perimeter around the Crompond Road home, according to police. Around 10 p.m., with assistance from the Westchester Intelligence Center, a Yorktown police hostage negotiator made contact with a 40-year-old Yorktown man who lived in the house. The man surrendered to police and was taken into custody, according to police.

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Contrary to other media reports, the man was in the home by himself during the incident and was not holding any family members hostage, said Lt. Tom Gentner. The alleged assault victim was also not inside the home.

Gentner said there was no conversation with the man prior to 10 p.m., and he surrendered "almost immediately" after speaking with police on the phone. Gentner said there were no shots fired and no injuries, and that a shotgun was recovered.

The man was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree menacing, both misdemeanors. Following processing at police headquarters, the man was held for arraignment.

The Westchester County Special Operations Division and the New York State Police also assisted.

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