A Violent Fight Leads to a Standoff in Niagara County

October 18, 2011 Updated Oct 18, 2011 at 8:46 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By By Jaclyn Asztalos

October 18, 2011 Updated Oct 18, 2011 at 8:46 AM EDT

WILSON, N.Y. (WKBW) - A dispute between neighbors leaves one man in the hospital, another behind bars and some residents out of their homes.

A fight between two men started around 8:30 p.m. Monday night in the Dorwood Mobile Home Park in Wilson. One of the men allegedly stabbed the other. The victim was rushed to the hospital to undergo surgery. His condition is unknown at this time. Authorities said the men had a history of arguments but nothing violent.

The suspect then barricaded himself in his mobile home for hours, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Authorities brought in their crisis negotiators and emergency team.

Emergency crews first tried to talk the man out of his home. When that didn't work, they resorted to a smoke bomb to no avail. The emergency team was then forced to break-in to the home. Once they were inside the house, the suspect surrendered peacefully.

"He did surrender, there were no injuries. We like to see things end like this. We did have to make entry but everything went according to plan and no one else got injured," Captain Bruce Elliott said.

Fortunately, there was no one else inside the house at the time of the incident but some neighbors close by were evacuated from their home for safety reasons.

The man was arrested and charges are pending. Captain Elliott said that he would most likely be charged with Felony Assault related to the stabbing.