Cortlandville Standoff Ends Peacefully with Arrest
A three-hour standoff in Cortlandville ended peacefully with the arrest of John K. Downes, 55 of Watertown, on Saturday evening.
State Police received a complaint of an armed man menacing another man around 6 p.m. on Saturday. Police responded to the residence, where they found only Downes inside.
Initial attempts to create a dialogue with Downes were unsuccessful, but after about three hours, he exited the residence and was taken into custody without further incident.
Downes was charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned in Town of Cortlandville Court.