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Police standoff ends in North Buffalo

Buffalo police Tuesday arrested a 33-year-old man following a standoff with the suspect who was barricaded in a house for about 90 minutes on Standish Road in North Buffalo.

Following a domestic dispute between a son and his father, the standoff began at about noon at 64 Standish, said Michael J. DeGeorge, Buffalo police spokesman.

Buffalo SWAT members were called to the scene when the son barricaded himself inside the house and refused to come out.

The situation ended peacefully at about 1:35 p.m. when, with the help of negotiators, the barricaded man surrendered to police and was led out of the home in handcuffs.

The situation involved a "family dispute" in which the son struck his father with some type of object, said DeGeorge, who added the son is in custody with charges pending.

The father was treated outside the house for minor injuries.

It was not immediately known what weapons, if any, were involved or whether the arrested man had threatened anyone. Police left the scene at around 1:46 p.m.

There had been a heavy police presence on Taunton Place, which was among several streets shut down to traffic.

There was no name on the mailbox of the home, but several handwritten signs were posted in windows near the front door.

One said, "You had a chance!" and "If you like to get in break the door."

A handwritten sign in a window at 64 Standish Road, where Buffalo Police were involved in a 90-minute standoff with a suspect that ended peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (Aaron Besecker / Buffalo News)

News Photographer John Hickey contributed to this report.

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