CHEEKTOWAGA, NY-- One man is under arrest following a five-hour long standoff in Cheektowaga.
Cheektowaga Police say the incident started around 4:30am Thursday in an apartment on Winwood Court when that man threatened a woman with a gun before locking himself in his apartment with his son. The woman was able to get out of the apartment safely.
Officers formed a perimeter around the town home and evacuated 12 families who live nearby as a precaution.
Officers tried using a bull horn to try and get the man to come out, but he wouldn't answer.
The man's 12-year-old son was in the apartment with him, but police said information from the woman didn't lead them to believe he wanted to harm his son.
About five hours later, SWAT members entered the residence and arrested the man without incident.