Standoff on Covington Road ends peacefully


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)– UPDATE: Buffalo Police say there is no longer an active scene, the standoff has ended peacefully.

According to authorities, family and friends helped talk to the man.

Police did say they found a shotgun in the home.

ORIGINAL: The Buffalo Police SWAT team is on the scene of a standoff in the first block of Covington Road.

Officers responded to the call of a suicidal male just before 5 p.m.

Authorities tell News 4 the man has barricaded himself inside a home.

Parkside Avenue is closed between Starin Avenue and Voorhees Avenue. Covington is closed between Parkside and North Park Avenue.

Police ask drivers to avoid the area at this time.

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