Canandaigua standoff ends after 11 hours

On Tuesday around 2:00 pm, deputies in Ontario County responded to 3399 Hopkins Road in the Town of Canandaigua for the report of a distraught and suicidal male. The male had threatened to shoot responding officers when they arrived, which led to a standoff at the residence.When police responded, the man identified as Adam J. Blair, 35, of Canandaigua remained barricaded inside the home, and refused to cooperate or exit the residence. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office made the decision at that time to close all adjacent roads to the location of the male, and evacuated all area residents.

The Ontario County Emergency Response Team was assisted by the Monroe County SWAT team and officers from the New York State Police also assisted by setting up a perimeter – while initiating phone contact between negotiators and the subject.Sheriff Philip Povero says that negotiations continued for several hours and shortly after 1:00 am Blair agreed to exit the home and was taken into custody. When he exited the home, Blair was uncooperative and would not follow commands and was subdued via Taser.He was taken into custody and eventually transported to the Ontario County Jail and was being held pending arraignment later Wednesday morning. Blair was charged with menacing a police officer, a felony, and will answer that charge in Canandaigua Town Court at a later date. Deputies remained on scene for several hours after the standoff ended, collecting evidence from the residence Blair had barricaded himself inside.FingerLakes1.com will have more on this story as it becomes available.

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