CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Early Sunday morning, a standoff in Cheektowaga occurred involving a 22-year-old man threatening to commit suicide.
Just before 3 a.m., a man called Cheektowaga Police and reported he had a gun and was going to kill himself.
Police rushed to the scene on Walden Avenue where they set up a perimeter and continued to talk to the man via phone.
SWAT teams and the Hostage Negotiation Unit responded as well. They spoke to the man for almost 2 hours until they convinced him to surrender peacefully at approximately 5:40 a.m.
Police say no gun was found on the scene of the incident.
The man was taken to ECMC for psychiatric evaluation. No criminal charges have been filed.
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