Syracuse, New York – Police got into a confrontation with a man inside a grocery store on Westcott Street on Sunday night, leading to a large police presence in the Syracuse neighborhood.
Frontline is located in the 500 block of Westcott Street. The police closed the street. An Air 1 helicopter of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office flies in the area.
Two other people were inside the store and the man may have been carrying a gun, according to Onondaga County 911 dispatches.
Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety asked students to stay away from the area at this time via a campus-wide email at around 9 p.m.
This post will be updated with additional reports.
At about 9:45 p.m., three police negotiators approached the store along with the officers already at the site in all.
About 20 officers can be seen on Westcott Street.
Earlier, a dispatcher had summoned officers with long weapons and shields.
Officers were seen huddled behind two cars, yelling for the man to get out.
The university has issued an alert: We ask that you stay away from the area at this time.