Man In Standoff With Amherst Police Calls WBLK — Hear The Conversation! [AUDIO / VIDEO]
What listeners hear on the air is a far cry from some of the calls WBLK personalities get on the request line (644-9393)…but the call I received Friday (January 17) was the epitome of “out of the ordinary” for me!
There was a gentleman held up at a hotel in Amherst, reportedly distressed over a family issue. Amherst Police responded, and a negotiator attempted to talk the man out of his room after he reportedly made police aware that he had a gun!
This incident hit all the way home when, during this “standoff”, the gentleman made a call to WBLK! I answered the call and tried to reason with the gentlemen. This is the full phone call. The only edits I made were to take out the caller’s name, because it was not released by police.
CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON TO HEAR THE REQUEST LINE CALL!
About 45 minutes after this call, the man voluntarily came out. Police didn’t find a gun in the room, and the man was taken to ECMC for a mental evaluation.
But seriously…what would YOU have done if you were me and had gotten this phone call?!