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All of Erie County under curfew at 8pm Tuesday

Posted at 1:30 PM, Jun 02, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — All of Erie County was under a curfew from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz made that announcement on social media early Tuesday afternoon.

Originally, only Buffalo, Amherst, Cheektowaga, Lackawanna, the Town of Tonawanda and West Seneca were to be under a curfew. But Poloncarz said the decision was made to expand the curfew countywide after further consulting with suburban and rural law enforcement officials.

At this time, the countywide curfew was effective Tuesday night only. The city of Buffalo will be under a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Monday morning.

The curfew orders follow several nights of violence in the city. More than a dozen people have been arrested. Several of the suspects facing charges have come into Buffalo from towns and villages outside the city.