SWAT Makes For Spectacle On Syracuse's Northside


Syracuse, N.Y. - It was a bit of a public spectacle Thursday when SWAT was called in to arrest a wanted man on Syracuse's Northside.

Syracuse police say that 33-year-old Mutazz Harris was wanted for a domestic incident last month. Officers were were getting ready to execute a warrant at an apartment building on Pond St when they learned that Harris may have been armed. As a precaution SWAT responded to his apartment on Pond Street.

"947 Pond Street is a large building with a lot of residents," says Syracuse Police Sgt Rich Helterline. In doing what we had to do we did disrupt their lives and it did draw a lot of attention. We did get information that he may have been armed but it turned out to be a BB Gun."

Helterline says that it turned out that Harris wasn't home and was at a house near near Washington Square Park. 

Harris was taken into custody there without incident and is being held at the Justice Center. 


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