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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!

Watch A News Report On The Incident From Channel 4

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.


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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?!

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