LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A SWAT team gathered in Lackawanna Thursday night as negotiators attempted to talk a man out of a home on Magnolia Street.
Police say the incident began around 6 p.m., when they received a call that a 31-year-old woman had been attacked. Officers say she was able to escape from the 42-year-old male suspect, who is also her estranged husband, and bring her 8-year-old daughter with her, who was uninjured.
The victim was taken to ECMC for treatment, and when officers tried to speak with the suspect, he responded, "Don't come up here; I'm armed."
After four hours, a negotiator convinced the man to surrender peacefully.
He has been charged with second degree assault, obstructing governmental administration, strangulation and endangering the welfare of a child.
Police have not released the suspect's name.
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