Man surrenders after standoff with police, ending Pal-Mac lockout
UPDATE: The lockout at Pal-Mac Primary, Middle and High Schools has been lifted. The district has notified parents regarding pick-up/busing.
PALMYRA, N.Y. – Three schools within the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District were on lockout under advisement from law enforcement Wednesday. Those schools were Pal-Mac High School, Middle School, and Primary School. The lockout has since been lifted.
Police were contacted about a stolen car out of Monroe County. Officers responded to the area on West Jackson Street and located the car with a person inside it. Law enforcement made contact with him and said at first he didn’t want to corporate with their demands.
That’s when they were assisted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and Wayne County Public Health.
Michael Robinson, age 48, of Newark, has been identified as the suspect.
According to police, Robinson said he was armed with a weapon, so SWAT showed up and after about 4 hours he complied and was taken into custody with charges pending.
At one point, 3 out of 4 Palmyra Schools were placed on lockout for the safety of the students and teachers. During a lockout, nobody is allowed to leave or enter a building. Classes are continuing as normal.
The school district released the following statement:
News10NBC will make updates to the story as the investigation continues.