Incident in Amherst Ends Peacefully

August 23, 2010 Updated Aug 23, 2010 at 8:05 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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August 23, 2010 Updated Aug 23, 2010 at 8:05 AM EDT

AMHERST, NY (WKBW) - An incident involving Amherst Police ended peacefully overnight, when emergency responders took one man into custody and removed a loaded rifle from the location.

Amherst Police responded to a request for a welfare check at a residence in the neighborhood or Brynstone Court and Landings Drive in the Town of Amherst Sunday night.

An out of town relative reported that a middle-aged man at the home appeared to be distraught when she spoke to him on the phone, and he was believed to have access to a weapon.

Upon arrival to the residence, Amherst Police made several attempts to contact the individual, who refused to respond. Emergency Response Team (ERT) was activated to assist and the subject was contacted in his residence by ERT personnel without further incident.

The man was taken to ECMC where he underwent a mental evaluation. No criminal charges have been filed at this time. Amherst Police did remove a loaded rifle from the residence.