Worcester Standoff Results in Arrest of 20 Year Old Man
A report of a barricaded subject with hostages resulted in no injuries and the arrest of a 20-year-old man.
New York State Police at Oneonta arrested Edgar R. Gonzalez-Francis, age 20 of Worcester, NY for the felony of Unlawful Imprisonment in the first degree and the misdemeanors of Menacing in the second degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree.
On October 29, 2018 at approximately 2:15 p.m., Troopers were dispatched by Otsego County 911 to a report of a subject with a gun holding two people hostage at a residence on Main Street in Worcester. When troopers arrived, the hostages exited the front of the residence but the suspect (Gonzalez-Francis) remained inside allegedly armed with a shotgun.
A perimeter was established and Worcester School was placed on lockdown. Attempts to make contact with Gonzales-Francis were unsuccessful. A short time later, he was located at a nearby location and taken into custody at about 5:05 p.m., without incident. The shotgun was recovered near the residence and secured by troopers.
Gonzalez-Francis was arraigned in the town of Worcester Court and remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 property bond.