It was a scary situation earlier today for some Saugerties residence.

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According to reports from the Daily Freeman, around 1:30pm Tuesday afternoon Dock Street in the Village of Saugerties was shut down and residents were told to stay in their homes until further notice. It's being reported that a 61 year old man had called the Ulster County suicide hotline and claimed that he was holding a gun to his head. It's also said that the man was intoxicated during the time of the call.

Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra told the Daily Freeman that once the hotline received the phone call they then called the Saugerties Police. When the police showed up to the scene, a detective located the man and secured the area. There was no gun or anyone else in the residence. After located the man the police referred the man to the HealthAlliance Campus in Kingston to receive proper medical attention.

The man in question was not identified and his name was not given, however he does have a past with the Saugerties Police Department and has needed mental health services at other times. Dock Street was reopened at 1:44pm

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