NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - News 4 is following an armed standoff at Payne and Tremont in North Tonawanda.
The incident began as a hostage situation but it has now turned into a armed standoff. Police were called at around 4:30pm according to the Police Chief.
A man was reportedly standing in a house with a rifle with three young children. The Police have since been able to remove the young children and their mother from the house.
They are at present trying to make contact with the man. But have so far not been able to make a connection with the man.
One of the residents on the street has told News 4's Rachel Kingston that they did receive an automated phone call telling them to stay inside their houses as long as the situation is taking place.
People appear to not be listening to the warning and there are people are standing in the street. There are easily three dozen neighbors trying to get information on what is going on.
News 4 will keep you up to date as the situation continues to unfold.
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