May 14, 2021
Perinton, NY- (May 14, 2021)- On 5/14/2021 at approximately 1:30 PM, MCSO responded to an address on Falling Creek Dr, Perinton for the person that was experiencing a Mental Health crisis and was armed with a several long guns. MCSO deputies set up a perimeter around the residence, restricted access to the neighborhood and called for the assistance of the Monroe County Mental Health.
As the incident progressed, additional resources were requested to include the MCSO SWAT Team, Drone Unit, Criminal Investigations Section, Hostage Negotiation Team, Monroe County Water Authority, Rochester Gas and Electric, Webster Police Department and Perinton Ambulance. Deputies worked with the 911 center dispatchers to send out a Hyperreach message to the neighbors asking them to Shelter in Place. MCSO assisted some of the neighbors with safely evacuating the immediate area while negotiators worked to bring this incident to a peaceful conclusion.
SWAT and negotiators were ultimately able to convince the person to exit the residence after an approximately seven hour long standoff and the person was taken into custody without incident. The subject will be taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.
“Today’s situation shows the hard work and dedication of each of our deputies along with our community partners to deal with a tense situation.” Said MCSO Chief Deputy Michael Fowler. “I personally want to thank the FIT Team, Perinton Ambulance and our 911 dispatchers for their professionalism and support provided during this event.”
Thank you to all involved and the neighbors for their patience and understanding while allowing responders to deal with the situation. All roads have reopened and residents are free to return to their homes.