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Batavia man jailed after standoff with police

BATAVIA – A 56-year-old Batavia man is being held in the Genesee County Jail here in lieu of $20,000 cash bail after he surrendered peacefully after a four-hour standoff with Batavia police around his apartment Sunday. Glenn H. Quintern walked out of his second-flat at 102 Jackson Street and surrendered about 6:49 p.m. Taken from there to the United Memorial Medical Center for an evaluation, he was arrested on child endangerment and harassment charges after he was discharged from the hospital Monday.

Batavia police got calls about a man threatening to shoot neighbors and children on Jackson Street about 2:12 p.m. Sunday and set up of a perimeter around Quintern’s residence and shut down Jackson between Ellicott Street and Central Avenue. Police said a “throw phone” the thrown through a window so Quintern could clearly communicate with negotiators after initial talks proved difficult with his lack of a telephone.

He was persuaded to surrender to Batavia police and to an Emergency Response Team.

No firearms were found in his flat.