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SWAT team standoff ends with man being placed into ambulance

At roughly 6:30 p.m. Saturday night, the Buffalo Police SWAT team converged on an apartment building at 2046 South Park Ave., where a man was barricaded in his apartment with a box-cutter.

Shortly before 10:45 p.m., the man was led from the building and placed into an ambulance.

The man first entered a convenience store in the basement of the building and appeared agitated, according to the clerk, who reported the man said, ā€œIā€™m going to kill someone,ā€ and slammed his hand into a glass partition. Later, tenant John Williams said he and his girlfriend confronted the man in a stairwell of the building, where the man punched the woman in the throat and retreated to his apartment.

Residents of the six-unit building were evacuated and traffic was blocked off at Choate Avenue and South Park.