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Suspicious person alert leads to discovery of machete, BB gun

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 15:55:40-04

A call about suspicious persons led to the discovery of a machete and a BB rifle in the Town of Tonawanda.

Police responded to the area of Willowgrove Court and Ellicott Creek Road about 11:30 this morning. The search expanded into the Raintree Island apartment complex.

Officers detained a man matching the description given by a witness. They found a knife and gun in the area.

Police are not releasing the man's name or saying if he is facing any charges.

There is no immediate threat to the public, police said.