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Police standoff leads to sex abuse arrest



CHESTERTOWN - - William L. Smith, 40, 119 Olmsteadville Rd., Chestertown, NY has been arrested for sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.


The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Queensbury arrested Smith Thursday after a nearly five hour standoff.  Police say when they arrived at his home he barricaded himself inside saying he had a gun.


After nearly five hours of negotiations with State Police Hostage Negotiators, Smith surrendered and was taken into custody and no weapons were found.


Smith was arraigned in the Town of Chester Court and taken to the Warren County Jail without bail. 

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