Armed Stand Off Ends Peacefully

March 11, 2012 Updated Mar 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM EDT

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Armed Stand Off Ends Peacefully

March 11, 2012 Updated Mar 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM EDT

TOWN OF CONCORD, N.Y. ( release ) Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the peaceful ending to an armed stand-off in the Town of Concord.

Erie County Sheriff Deputies responded to Genesee Rd. in the Town of Concord to investigate a phone call from a 19 y/o male stating that he had a gun and was going to shoot himself. While Deputies were en-route, the male subject set his car on fire in the driveway of his residence.

Upon arrival to the residence, Deputies confronted the male subject in the backyard, who was armed with a shotgun at this time. The male subject was distraught and intoxicated and subsequently fired a couple rounds of ammunition into the air. The male subject backed off into the woods, and eventually onto an ice covered pond, continuing the threats to harm himself and pointing the shotgun at Deputies.

The Sheriff's SWAT team and Crisis Negotiators responded to the scene for assistance.

After almost three hours of negotiating, the stand-off ended peacefully with the male subject being disarmed and taken into custody without incident or injury.

The male subject was transported to ECMC for an initial medical evaluation, and after being cleared medically, was turned over to the ECMC CPEP unit for a mental evaluation.

The male subject was issued an appearance ticket at the hospital for Reckless Endangerment, returnable to the Town of Concord Court at a later date.

The incident is still under investigation.