Large police investigation shuts down area near Alexander Street Tuesday night
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A large police investigation shut down an area of the city near Alexander Street and Kenilworth Terrace Tuesday night.
That’s between Union Street and East Main Street in the South Marketview Heights neighborhood. Some residents were told to shelter in place at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
At least one AMR ambulance and more than a dozen Rochester Police Department patrol cars were on the scene.
Officers told News10NBC’s crew at the scene that they were working on an investigation that led them to the area. At the time, they told us a gun was involved, but they could not elaborate on the situation.
"This call was different, it wasn’t a call for someone who heard shots, it was an investigation that we were working that led us to a location and once we got to that location we realized that firearms could be involved, and that’s where it progressed from there, so I won’t get into the details pertaining to the initial investigation as it’s more intimate than a call with someone with a weapon in the area," said Capt. Steven Swetman.
Police said no one was hurt, and the ambulance our crews saw was only there as a precautionary measure.
Shortly after News10NBC Reporter Stephanie Duprey interviewed Swetman at the scene, police released more information.
They said the investigation started with a domestic incident off of Monroe Avenue and led them to the upper 400 block of Alexander Street and during the investigation, they learned a firearm may have been involved, so they blocked off Alexander Street between Main Street and Champeney Terrace and Kenilworth Terrace from Union Steet and Prince Street.
Police say they contacted a person of interest at around 10:15 p.m.
The scene was clear as of 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Police tell us they are still following up with some leads, and can not comment any further, as it’s an ongoing investigation.