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Dunkirk man arrested after manhunt

DUNKIRK – City police arrested a Dunkirk man on several charges after an extensive manhunt that continued for several hours on Tuesday.

The incident began at about 9:20 a.m. when police were called to a Hoyt Street residence for a report of a violent domestic disturbance. Devon Wilson, 21, who was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants, had fled the scene after displaying what appeared to be a handgun. A search of the surrounding area ensued and several sightings of Wilson by area residents were reported as he ran from the area.

Officers from surrounding police agencies, including the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, the New York State Police and the Fredonia Police Department responded to assist. Police K-9 units from Dunkirk, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Jamestown Police and Lakewood-Busti Police also searched the area.

Police developed information that led them to an upper apartment at 51 E. Fifth St. The house was surrounded and Wilson surrendered to police after a brief standoff.

Wilson will face charges of assault in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, endangering the welfare of a child, menacing in the second degree, harassment in the second degree and disorderly conduct.