According to Sheriff Robert Maciol of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, members of the Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Franklin Ave in the Village of Clinton to assist the Kirkland Police Department with checking the welfare of a female, age 17, where information was obtained that she was being held against her will by her live in boyfriend.

Initial attempts to make contact with the female in the residence came with no avail, more resources from the Sheriff's Office were notified. Due to the initial reports of the female being held against her will, the Metro SWAT team and negotiators were notified and responded. After several hours of attempting to make contact with the female, she exited the residence and spoke to the negotiators. It was determined that the female was not being held against her will and that she was in the residence at her choice. After checking the welfare of the female, the law enforcement presence cleared.

The names of the parties will not be released because it was determined that no crimes were committed.

As of December 8, 2021, at about 4:30am, the roadway of Kirkland Ave in Clinton was reopened to traffic.