Man facing charges after overnight standoff on Tuscarora Reservation ends peacefully Wednesday morning

Lewiston

(WIVB) — On Wednesday morning, people in the area of Mt. Hope and Walmore roads were asked to stay indoors as law enforcement officers responded to a domestic incident.

According to Lewiston police, a standoff with 41-year-old Clint Newman took place at a residence on the Tuscarora Reservation.

Around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night, police responded to a call of shots fired. In addition to Newman, there was a woman and 15-year-old girl in the house, too, but they safely got out before officers arrived.

While police were there, they say Newman fired a number of shots from a rifle out of a window.

A perimeter was established, and with help from the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office’s Emergency Response Team, first responders began talking with him.

At some point, police say the conversation broke down, but officers utilized gas to coax Newman out of the house.

The situation peacefully ended on Wednesday morning around 7:30 a.m. Officials say Newman was taken into the custody of Lewiston police. He was charged with reckless endangerment, menacing, disorderly conduct and prohibited use of a firearm within 500 feet of a residence.

After being held at the Niagara County Jail, Newman was released on his own recognizance.

During this incident, no one was harmed.

For part of the morning, this area was closed to traffic, but it reopened around 8:30 a.m. Because of the investigation, Tuscarora Indian Elementary School was closed on Wednesday.

Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.

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