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Suspect taken into custody after standoff on Thruway

Deputies with the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office stood off with an armed man for more than four hours in Weedsport Thursday afternoon.

The incident led to a large police presence and traffic disruptions on Route 34 just south of the state Thruway.

Just before 4 p.m., the North Syracuse Police Department informed the sheriff’s office of a report an armed suicidal and homicidal man in a vehicle in the parking lot of Park & Ride on Dunn Road near the state Thruway, Sgt. Timothy Axton said.

Police negotiated with the man, who had a long gun in his vehicle, until around 7:30 p.m., when he left the vehicle and was taken into custody by the sheriff’s office.

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