Domestic dispute, standoff ends with man surrendering to Rochester Police

A brief standoff with Rochester Police ended peacefully Tuesday.


Officers were called to the area of Rochester Boulevard and Ewing Road about 10:00 pm Tuesday.  The caller stated that there was a verbal argument between neighbors. 


Police report that Howard Hart was found to be intoxicated.  Following the initial altercation, police say Howard went into his residence and returned to the neighbor’s carrying a handgun.  Howard is reported to have made threats to the neighbor with the gun in his hand.  The police report indicates Howard did not point the gun at the neighbor at any time.


Howard went back to his home and would not respond to commands from officers.  At about 11:30 pm, Howard finally came out and was taken into custody without further incident.

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