The Canandaigua Police Department reports that on Wednesday around 10:20 a.m. officers responded to a residence on Bristol Street for a domestic dispute.
When officers arrived, a female and several children were able to exit an apartment. However, a man remained inside.
Police say the subject had barricaded himself inside, and was believed to be armed with knives. Police say the person also made statements indicating that they had a firearm.
“The male was in the midst of a mental health crisis, and was threatening to kill himself and threatening ‘suicide by cop’,” according to a police statement.
To ensure the safety of residents in the immediate area, the road was shut down, and residents were asked to shelter in place.
A Sergeant with the Canandaigua Police Department, who is certified and trained in Crisis Intervention, was on scene and spoke with the individual through an open window.
The person ultimately agreed to exit. Mental health services were brought to the scene, and arrangements were made by the Canandaigua Police Department to transport the individual to another location where services could be provided.
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the incident. Police say the area was closed for approximately an hour and a half.