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Charges filed against Utica man in Linwood standoff

Posted 1/9/23

Following a 5-hour standoff with law enforcement on Linwood Place in Utica, a 51-year-old man is facing multiple charges for threatening his wife at knifepoint, according to police.

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Charges filed against Utica man in Linwood standoff

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UTICA — Following a 5-hour standoff with law enforcement on Linwood Place in Utica, a 51-year-old man is facing multiple charges for threatening his wife at knifepoint, according to the Utica Police Department.

Police said Kyaw Moe OO, of Utica, was armed with a shotgun and a knife during a domestic dispute at his residence in the 1100 block of Linwood Place around 12:45 p.m. Jan. 2. A family member was able to take the shotgun from OO, then police said he grabbed his wife and barricaded them both in the bedroom, threatening to kill her with the knife.

Officers set a perimeter around the home and secured the inside while they negotiated with OO in the bedroom. Police noted that there was a language barrier that did hamper negotiations. Police said they attempted to get help from community members, and were assisted by police cadet Eh Hser, who is only in her 11th week of field training, and who was able to help with some translations.

After several hours, police said they organized a multi-prong maneuver, during which some officers distracted OO at the window, while the SWAT team burst through the door. Police said the maneuver worked as both OO and his victim were secured without injury by 6 p.m.

OO was taken to a local hospital for mental health treatment, police said. He was released from the hospital on Friday and has been charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree contempt, fourth-degree possession of a weapon and two counts of second-degree menacing, authorities stated. He is scheduled to appear in Utica City Court.

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