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Standoff damage: Who is responsible for repairs?

Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 12:41 PM

An hourslong standoff Tuesday left an Oneida Avenue house with broken windows and a huge hole upstairs.

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While the standoff is over and the suspect is in custody, the damage to the Harrison Twp. house remains, prompting the question: Who is responsible for repairs?

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For some residents, the answer was clear: the city.

It turns out that the city — or township — is not responsible.

Instead, the offender is responsible for footing the repair bill.

That can making recovering that money difficult for some homeowners.

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News Center 7’s Adam Marshall is digging deeper, and he found out that cities and townships do have some responsibility.

Tune in at 5 p.m. for those answers.