GLOVERSVILLE – A woman and boy were rescued Saturday morning after a domestic violence-related standoff with a man the woman had had an order of protection against, police said.
No injuries were reported in the incident, but police ultimately had to use two “Noise Flash Diversionary Devices” to enter the home and rescue the woman and child, police said.
Police took the man, identified as Michael J. Davies, Jr., 29, into custody. Police later Saturday morning were determining the charges he would face.
The incident began just before 3:30 a.m. when authorities received a 911 hangup call at 32 W. Eighth Ave., police said.
Dispatched to that address, officers soon made contact with Davies and they found Davies to be uncooperative, police said.
With help from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center, the officers then determined that a woman who had an order of protection against Davies was present in the residence, police said.
Authorities also determined that the woman placed the original 911 call and that she was with a boy, police said.
Officers summoned a Law Enforcement Crisis Negotiator, a member of the Gloversville Police Department’s Detective Division.
Police also soon determined that Davies had access to a firearm inside the residence, police said.
The Glove Cities Emergency Response Team were also summoned. The team includes Gloversville and Johnstown police department members, as well as members of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.
Negotiations began with Davies, but, just after 7 a.m., the team determined negotiations were deteriorating and decided the woman and boy needed to be rescued, police said.
Police then took Davies into custody after deploying the devices and police safely located the woman and boy.
West Eighth Avenue was closed during the incident between Foster and Wood Streets. Residents in the area may have heard loud noises from the devices deployed, police said.
The area has since reopened, but police activity at the residence was likely to continue through the morning, police said.