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Crime Update for Monday, October 22


The Buffalo Police Swat Unit moved swiftly to put an end to a standoff that lasted nearly five hours Sunday night on Manhattan Avenue. Buffalo Police were called to an address on Manhattan Avenue about 4:30pm Sunday.When the Police arrived, the individual ran into his house and barricaded himself. At that point, the Swat Unit was called in.

Commander Mark Maraschiello of the Swat Unit said they used loudspeakers to initiate contact with the 50 year old man. But after not hearing from him for almost two and a half hours, the Swat Unit decided to enter the house around 9:30pm Sunday night. Commander Maraschiello said they entered the home because they had lost contact with the man and they feared that he might've hurt himself.

Upon entering the home, they found the individual with self inflicted wounds. He was taken to ECMC where's he's listed in critical condition. There were no hostages and no one else was injured.

Buffalo Police are also looking into an overnight stabbing of a cab driver just after 2am Monday morning. The taxi driver picked up the individual at the Hyatt Hotel. The suspect then asked the driver to take him to Eagle and Pine St. When the cab driver arrived near 202 South Division Tower, the suspect demanded all of his money. When the driver refused, the suspect stabbed him multiple times. The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20's-early30's, 6ft. tall, 250 pounds, wearing a dark blue basketball shirt and wired frame glasses. The suspect fled on foot. Rural Metro responded to the scene but the cab driver refused medical attention.

Anyone with information should contact "B" District Police at 851-4403.