Police Update Tuesday Evening Standoff

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KENNEDY – New York State Police say a suicidal man who barricaded himself in a home in Kennedy Tuesday night safely surrendered without incident or loss of life.

Captain Eric Balon says that Route 394 in the village was closed as a safety precaution during the investigation.

“Using multiple State Police assets, the male surrendered without incident or loss of life,” explained Balon.

Around 5 p.m. Tuesday law enforcement asked residents in the Kennedy area to “shelter in place” as they responded to the scene.

Residents told WNYNewsNow a man was spotted walking along 394 pointing a gun at vehicles passing by earlier in the evening.

The county SWAT team assisted New York State Police to defuse the situation.

The Kennedy Fire Department and Chautauqua County EMS were called to standby at the Kennedy Fire Hall in response to the standoff incident.


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