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Newark man taken into custody after hours long standoff prompts lockout at Pal-Mac schools

State police have provided an update on the incident that led to a lockout in the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District.

On Wednesday around 10:30 a.m. the Palmyra Police Department responded to West Jackson Street for a possible stolen vehicle.

When officers arrived, the occupant, Michael Robinson, 48, of Newark refused to exit. Officers believed he was in possession of a weapon and called for additional cars.

Deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police officers responded to assist.

After several hours of negotiations Robinson surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident.

The Wayne County Office of Mental Health was on-scene and assisted with the investigation.

However, the investigation remains active at this time.

Credit: News10NBC

Lockout ends at Palmyra-Macedon schools

Three schools in the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District were placed on lockout today after police were contacted about a stolen vehicle out of neighboring Monroe County.

The lockout was lifted Wednesday afternoon.

The High School, Middle School and Primary School were on lockout from around 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning to mid-afternoon after being notified of a police investigation involving a weapon, reports say.

Three out of four schools in the district were placed on lockout, meaning no one could enter or exit the buildings until the lockout was lifted.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about a stolen car. When police made contact the person inside of it, he didn’t want to cooperate, according to News10.

The suspect reportedly said he was armed with a weapon. This prompted a SWAT Team to show up, and it then took roughly four hours for him to comply.

WCSO was assisted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and Wayne County Public Health.

The suspect is now in custody awaiting charges.

Tuesday, September 6 was the first day of the school year for Pal-Mac students, according to the district’s Twitter.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.