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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