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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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