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Man breaks into apartment armed with a weapon: IPD negotiates peaceful end to incident

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Police provided an update on an incident that happened in the city on Tuesday involving a suicidal person.

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No one was injured, but traffic was diverted from the scene on West Seneca Street around 9 a.m. while police worked to de-escalate the situation.

They first received the report of a male who had entered an apartment on West Seneca Street making threats to kill himself. He was armed with a box cutter; and the resident who contact police for help was able to leave.

Once officers arrived they worked to ensure all animals inside the home were also safe.


At this point in the investigation, police learned that the resident and male subject did not know each other.

Officers began speaking with the male, who was armed at that point with a box cutter and butcher’s knife. Through negotiations, the male surrendered the weapons and agreed to be taken into custody.

He was taken into custody to obtain mental health services.

No injuries were reported and names will not be released, police said.