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Man uses bow, arrows, Molotov cocktail against deputies in Penfield standoff

Lynette Adams
Updated: June 30, 2020 04:59 PM
Created: June 30, 2020 05:21 AM

PENFIELD, N.Y. (WHEC) — Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office have been trying for more than 18 hours to talk a man out of a house located on Route 250, near Sweets Corners Road, in Penfield.

Deputies say the man is a convicted felon. They also say he used bow and arrows against deputies and threatened parole officers. 

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According to deputies, the mother was evacuated safely.

This all started just before 4 Monday afternoon. Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene by the man's parole officer that he may have a health issue, but when deputies arrived the man would not come out.

Authorities say the man has made some alarming comments and officials are concerned about him hurting himself. They say he is 40 to 60 years old.

The area is surrounded and blocked off.

Neighbors have been told to stay inside and the bomb squad was also been brought in. Deputies say they're fairly confident he doesn't have any guns, but they are concerned as he has threatened the use of fire as a weapon multiple times.

They say he threw a Molotov cocktail out one of the windows of his home on Monday night.

Negotiators have been able to talk with the man, but the conversation doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

"We're trying our best to communicate with him through several methods,” Monroe County Chief Deputy Michael Fowler said. “We have family members assisting us, members of the health profession assisting us trying to establish a rapport with him and gain some cooperation so that we can get him safely where he needs to be and resolve the issue for the public."

The sheriff's office informed us that this investigation will continue and Route 250 will remain closed between Atlantic Avenue and Glendonwood Drive. 

No injuries have been reported.


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