Man at ECMC after Lancaster Standoff

August 8, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 1:25 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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August 8, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 1:25 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.Y. (WKBW) Police have identified the man who caused a three-hour standoff in Lancaster as 36-year old Thomas Bailey.

Around 9:30pm Wednesday August 7th, Bailey climbed onto the roof of the Orvilles Home Appliance Store that is under construction at the corner of Transit Road and William Street in Lancaster.

Bailey told police that he had a high-powered rifle.

Police SWAT teams and the Erie County Sheriff's Air One Helicopter were called into action.

A nearby movie theater and bowling alley were locked down, and some businesses were evacuated.

"It was scary and I didn't want to get shot," said Zach Beckman who was working nearby.

During the standoff, Thomas Bailey called Channel 7 to say he was having "issues" with his girlfriend.

At the scene, police were talking to Thomas Bailey on his cell phone, but after his phone battery died, Bailey jumped off the roof just before 1am Thursday morning.

Bailey did not suffer life-threatening injures and was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation.

Police searched the area and no weapon was found.

The investigation continues.