Upstate New York weapons facility placed on lockdown

A suspect was in custody after allegedly barricading themselves inside an Army-owned weapons manufacturing facility in upstate New York Wednesday afternoon.

The individual had been armed with a knife at the Watervliet Arsenal near Albany, according to WNYT.

Watervliet police insisted the threat posed no danger to area residents.

“This incident is active and isolated within the confines of the Watervliet Arsenal,” police said.

Watervliet Arsenal Police and Troy Police also responded to the situation at the military site, which spans 143 acres and includes 72 buildings, officials tweeted.

“The arsenal is the oldest, continuously active arsenal in the United States having begun operations during the War of 1812,” according to the Army.

Metro | New York Post

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