Man jailed after standoff in western New York

New York

AMITY, N.Y. (AP) — A 36-year-old man remains in jail after he surrendered to state police to end an armed standoff that lasted for several hours at a western New York home.

Troopers say they were called to a home in the rural Allegany County town of Amity on Saturday for a report of a domestic disturbance. Before troopers arrived, Reuben Stocking fled into the woods with a gun.

People inside the home were able to get out safely before Stocking returned and a standoff with police began.

The state police Crisis Negotiation and Special Operations Response teams were brought in, and Stocking surrendered after several hours.

He was charged criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child.

Stocking is being held in the county jail on $10,000 bail. It couldn't be determined if he has a lawyer.

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