MEXICO — State police confirmed Wednesday afternoon Philip S. Watros, 32, of Mexico, is in grave condition at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse following a suicide attempt May 11 in Mexico Community Park.

According to state police Public Information Officer Trooper Jack Keller, troopers were dispatched to the Route 104 area of Mexico in an attempt to locate Watros. Police say Watros was making homicidal and suicidal threats to his estranged girlfriend.

Troopers located Watros in his vehicle parked at Mexico Community Park. A perimeter was established due to the threats and public safety concerns, and the State Police Special Operations Response Team, or SORT, and negotiators responded.

After a lengthy standoff and negotiations, Watros shot himself with a rifle. Watros was immediately taken by ambulance to Upstate Medical University in Syracuse where he is listed in grave condition.

State police were assisted at the scene by the Oswego City Police Department, the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office and McFee Ambulance.

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