Police Presence Shuts Down City Streets

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM 13) – A standoff in Rochester’s 19th Ward Thursday night has ended, and one person is un police custody.

Officers were called to a home on Ellicott Street around 8 p.m.
They said a man there threatened to fill his home with gas and blow it up.

RG&E shut off the gas and police evacuated several nearby homes as a precaution.

Shortly before 12 a.m. Friday, police went into the home and took the man into custody.

He is facing reckless endangerment charges.

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