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Teen taken into custody following a two-hour standoff

NIAGARA FALLS – A 15-year-old male with a history of violent behavior barricaded himself in a home in the 800 block of Armory Place for about two hours on Wednesday.

At about 11 a.m., Niagara County Child Protective services attempted to remove the boy from the house and take him into custody, authorities said.

“He has a prior history of violent behavior and also has a history of being involved with guns,” said Narcotics Detective Capt. David LeGault, who added that family members had believed he was armed with a handgun.

LeGault said the teen refused to come out of the house, was yelling and throwing things out of the window, prompting Niagara Falls Police to close off the street and put the department’s Emergeny Response Team on standby.

The department’s head negotiator, Capt. Ted Weed, managed to talk the boy into leaving peacefully, however.

Mo weapon was found, LeGault added. and no charges were filed.

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