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ARMED MAN SHUTS HIMSELF IN APARTMENT, SURRENDERS

An almost three-hour hostage situation ended peacefully in Cheektowaga late this morning when a man who had barricaded himself in a Glenwood Court apartment surrendered to police.

Responding to a 7:45 a.m. report of a man outside 25 Glenwood Court with a shotgun, police found that the man had barricaded himself inside. They called for the Emergency Response Team, which negotiated with the man.

The man, identified as Dennis Riber, believed to be in his mid-20s, surrendered shortly after 10:30 a.m., Cheektowaga police said. He apparently was barricaded in the apartment with his ex-girlfriend.

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