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Penn Yan police respond to report of gun threat

PENN YAN--At 3:23 a.m. Jan. 12, Penn Yan Police were called to a residence on E. Elm Street for a report of a subject with a gun threatening to shoot people.
On arrival, officers were able to secure the immediate area and learned that the subject was armed with a shotgun and had allegedly barricaded themselves in the bathroom of a multi-unit rental house. Officers were able to make contact with all of the other residents in the building and safely evacuate them. Police also contacted neighbors in the area and had some evacuate and others hold in place.
Officers set up a perimeter and made numerous attempts to contact the barricaded subject but received no response. Police eventually made entry into the apartment and found the individual suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance Corps was already on scene and provided immediate medical assistance. The subject was transported via ambulance to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. The Yates County Sheriff's Office and Penn Yan Fire Police provided assistance at the scene.
The police department is continuing to investigate the matter.





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