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Standoff ends peacefully at Seneca Niagara Casino

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Posted at 8:22 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 11:55:30-04

A standoff at the Seneca Niagara Casino has come to a peaceful end, according to Niagara Falls Police.

Crews were called to the Casino just before 7am on Monday, after a person, threatening suicide, barricaded themselves inside a hotel room at the casino.  The man did not have a weapon.

A women was also in the room during the time, but was never a hostage.  Police said she helped with negotiations. 

The man was taken to the hospital for evaluation.  Charges are pending as the investigation continues.

If you are dealing with a mental health crisis, Crisis Services can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline number is 716-834-3131.

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