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Wappinger Standoff With Police Ends After 12 Hours

A Poughkeepsie man barricaded himself inside his home Thursday for more than 12 hours.
A Poughkeepsie man barricaded himself inside his home Thursday for more than 12 hours. Photo Credit: File

WAPPINGER, N.Y. -- Traffic is back to normal on Pine Ridge Drive in the Town of Wappinger where a standoff between a resident with a handgun barricaded in his home and authorities lasted nearly 12 hours, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The resident, James Alishevsky, 65, was charged with embezzlement after allegedly stealing $168,319 in Social Security benefits that were issued for his deceased mother, the newspaper reported.

The incident, which started around 8 a.m. Thursday, began when the U.S. Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General attempted to serve a warrant for Alishevsky's arrest, the story said. Instead of surrendering, officials said, he barricaded himself inside his home with a handgun, the Poughkeepsie Journal said.

The standoff ended, around 6:45 p.m., the Poughkeepsie Journal said.

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