UPDATE 9:45 am:
Cayuga County Sheriff’s deputies spent several tense hours on Thursday afternoon negotiating with an armed man in Weedsport.
Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Wellaeur tells Finger Lakes News Radio it was a textbook response by law enforcement.
North Syracuse Police notified the Sheriff’s Office just before 4:00 pm that a man described as suicidal and homicidal and armed with a long gun was in a vehicle in the park and ride near the Thruway.
Wellaeur says the man was from the North Syracuse area and it’s not known why he chose the Weedsport exit.
He surrendered just before 7:30 pm and was taken to Auburn Community Hospital for observation.
Traffic was being diverted in the vicinity of Route 34 south in Weedsport Thursday night for a man that allegedly had a gun.
State Police tell WSYR in Syracuse the unidentified man was taken into custody around 8 o’clock and no one was injured.
We will have more information on this incident as it becomes available.