Amherst, NY (WKBW) -A standoff at an Amherst motel leads to the arrest of a shooting suspect in Niagara Falls. Tuesday afternoon Amherst Police surrounded the Boulevard Inn, located on Niagara Falls Boulevard near Eggert Road, after receiving a tip earlier in the day that a suspect linked to a Niagara Falls shooting was staying at the motel. The suspect, 23-year-old Jacob Taggart, was wanted in connection to an April 25th shooting in the Cataract City and was considered armed and dangerous.
"We came out of our room and police were swarming the place," said Boulevard Inn Tenant Sheila Ralston. "They were running up with shotguns and said, 'Hurry up and go' and they told us to get behind the building."
Taggart, who was staying with his girlfriend at the inn, eventually surrendered to police. He taken into custody without incident.
"The information that we had was that he was potentially armed and dangerous," said Amherst Police Captain Michael Camilleri. "So we took extra precautions and did a perimeter. We were able to take him into custody without any incident."
Taggart remains at the Niagara Falls City Jail until his arraignment Wednesday. The 23-year-old is charged with reckless endangerment and assault for the April shooting. Niagara Falls Police claim Taggart was one of 3 people who shot into a crowd and struck one person last month on 12th and Niagara Streets in the falls. The other two suspects in the shooting, Paul Buck and Marlyn Rubin, have been in police custody for several days.