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Standoff with distraught Lewiston man ends peacefully

A 45-year-old Lewiston man will receive a psychological evaluation after a standoff with police on Albright Road ended peacefully Thursday morning.

The man's sister contacted police at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, saying he was distraught and there may be weapons in the home, said Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte.

Lewiston police requested the Niagara County Emergency Response Team respond to the scene after initial attempts to contact people inside the home were unsuccessful. After hours of communicating with the man, he gave himself up to authorities, Previte said. No one was injured.

The man's girlfriend and her 26-year-old son were inside the home during the standoff. Neither's welfare was threatened during the incident, police said. Authorities lifted a shelter in place order for residents near the scene at about 7:30 a.m.

Police have requested a search warrant for the home. The results of the search would impact whether charges are filed, Previte said.

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