Buffalo Police arrest three in connection to shots fired at SWAT, one charged with attempted murder

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–UPDATE: Buffalo Police have made three arrests in connection with the shots fired at the department’s SWAT team on Monday.

Police charged 19-year-old Pablo Alicea of Niagara Street in Buffalo with:

  • Attempted Murder first degree of a police officer
  • Criminal possession of a loaded firearm in the second degree
  • Criminal possession of a narcotic with the intent to sell same
  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance
  • Criminal possession of marihuana second degree
  • Obstructing governmental administration in the second degree
  • Resisting arrest

Pablo Alicea, 39, also of Niagara Street in Buffalo was charged with:

  • Criminal possession of narcotics with the intent to sell
  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance
  • Criminal possession of marihuana second degree
  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Forty-year-old Cesarae Thomas of Hertel Avenue in Buffalo is charged with:

  • Criminal Possession of a loaded firearm in the second degree

ORIGINAL: Buffalo Police say SWAT officers were shot at by a suspect while executing a search warrant.

Police tell News 4 this happened in the 2000 block of Niagara Street Monday morning.

SWAT officers returned fire, and two suspects are in custody.

There are no injuries to report, and detectives are on scene investigating.

Troy Licastro is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2018. See more of his work here.

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