Man is facing charges after standoff in Batavia

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BATAVIA, N.Y. — A Rochester man is now facing several charges after a standoff with Batavia Police that lasted five hours.

Anthony Armstrong Jr. is charged with burglary, unlawful imprisonment, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing. Officers responded to an apartment house on Walnut Street on Monday night after a 911 hang-up call. Investigators say Armstrong got into an argument with a tenant who wanted him out.

Police say he then barricaded himself inside an apartment, held the tenant against their will, and made threats to harm himself. Police say Armstrong had a knife, damaged property, and refused to allow the victim to call for help.

Eventually, the victim was able to escape through a window. After hours of negotiating, officers took Armstrong into custody.