BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — An alleged domestic assault led to a police standoff lasting approximately four hours and the arrest of an Amherst man, police said Friday.
Amherst police responded to a call of a domestic fight at a home near the area of Glenhaven Drive and Sweet Home Road at around 2:15 p.m. Officers found a victim with a large gash in her head. The suspect, identified as Eric M. Adair, was believed to still be in the home.
Police said a standoff lasting approximately four hours ensued before Adair was taken into police custody.
Following the standoff, Adair, 30, was booked and charged with second-degree assault and obstructing governmental administration. According to police, he was returned to the Amherst Police Station and held until an appearance before a judge.
The victim in the alleged domestic assault was taken to ECMC to be treated for non life threatening injuries.
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