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Hertel Avenue hate crime suspect in custody after standoff in Franklinville

Posted at 7:31 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 23:13:39-05

FRANKLINVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State Police confirm to 7 Eyewitness News that the man accused of wielding a knife at a protest on Hertel Avenue, who had a warrant out for his arrest, is now in custody in Franklinville after a standoff with police.

New York State Police were on scene of an incident at a private home in the Town of Franklinville, where a law enforcement source tells 7 Eyewitness News they were trying to make contact with Michael Cremen, who is accused of wielding a knife at a demonstration on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo in August.

New York State Police confirmed that Cremen was now in custody in a statement on Monday night.

"On November 9, 2020, Troopers out of SP Machias responded to a verbal argument on E. Hill Road in the Town of Franklinville. Troopers took Michael Cremen, 48 into custody and is being turned over to Buffalo Police Department for an active warrant." said a NYSP spokesperson.

This is a developing story.