Stand-off ends peacefully on east side after man threatens to blow up house

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A police stand-off on Buffalo’s east side ended peacefully Wednesday night.

Buffalo Police told News 4 the call came in around 8:15 pm about a man making threats.

A SWAT Team was called to 26 Thomas Street where sources say a man was threatening to blow up a house with propane tanks.

Police evacuated several homes in the neighborhood as a precaution.

The street was blocked off and traffic was re-routed as the situation was unfolding.

After nearly four hours, the stand-off ended peacefully when a man walked out of the residence with both hands in the air. The man was taken into police custody immediately.

Police cleared the scene before midnight.

On Thursday afternoon, police announced that they arrested a 35-year-old Buffalo man. 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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