Pawn shop reopens after hostage situation

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The pawn shop that was the scene of a hostage situation in downtown Buffalo last week is open again. The Metro Loan pawn shop on Broadway is welcoming back customers.

Management posted a note on the door saying they are “trying to heal from this tragedy.”

Last week, police say 36-year-old Calvin Smith, of Hamburg, shot and killed himself inside the shop. Police said Smith held three people hostage for about four hours. They were not hurt.

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