Arrest made in 20-hour Batavia Police standoff

Arrest made in 20-hour Batavia Police standoff

Created: November 20, 2019 02:39 PM

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Batavia Police announced an arrest in a standoff that started Monday afternoon on Liberty Street, and didn't end until mid-morning on Tuesday.

Police responded to a home just before 1:30 p.m. Monday for a report that a man struck a woman, and had a sword. Police say the woman got out of the home.


Officers say Daniel Wolfe, 45, barricaded himself inside the home, and began shooting at officers with a BB rifle. No officers were hurt.

Police and the Batavia City School District then took safety steps to protect students at nearby Jackson Primary School.

Investigators say Wolfe repeatedly told negotiators that he wanted officers to kill him, and refused officers commands to come out of the house.  

Police say that the Genesee County Sheriff's K9 handler attempted to send in Frankie inside to take Wolfe into custody.  Officers say Wolfe then attempted to slash Frankie with a knife, and the handler pulled Frankie back to safety.

About 20 hours after the initial response, officers say that Wolfe surrendered to police, and he was taken to Strong Hospital to treat what police call self-inflicted injuries.

Wolfe was arrested for criminal contempt, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, and harassment.

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