Falls police engage in lengthy overnight standoff

Photo by RobShotsNiagara Falls police engaged in a standoff with a suspect that lasted several hours early Sunday. Reports from the scene indicate that a suspect was taken into custody at around 5:15 a.m. Sunday. 

Police responding to a call at house in the 500 block of 19th Street just after midnight on Sunday ended up engaged in a standoff with a suspect inside the building for several hours. 

Reports from the scene indicate that police setup a perimeter around the building, located at 502 19th St., while waiting for SWAT team members to arrive. Police negotiators were also called to the scene. 

Initial reports indicate that the suspect was taken into custody around 5:15 a.m. Sunday. 

The Niagara Gazette will provide additional information online and in Monday's paper as they are made available.