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Criminal charges possible following gas leak in Voorheesville

WRGB Albany logo WRGB Albany 6/7/2022 WRGB Staff
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Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr. reports a suspicious gas leak in the Village of Voorheesville.

On Monday June 6, 2022 at 3:00 PM, the Albany County Sheriff's 911 Center received a 911 call for a resident who requested medical assistance at 7 Lexington Court in Voorheesville. 

Upon the arrival of Albany County Sheriff's E.M.S., it was discovered that there was a gas leak in the residence. Voorheesville Fire Department responded who subsequently evacuated 7 neighboring homes which consisted of approximately 14 residents. 

 National Grid responded to the scene and shut down the gas supply to the residence.

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The resident was transported via ambulance to Albany Medical Center to be treated for a mental health crisis. 

According to police after investigation it was revealed that the gas supply line to the dryer was intentionally damaged by the owner. 

Criminal charges are pending.

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