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TOWN OF LOCKPORT – A standoff outside a Town of Lockport home ended peacefully Friday night when a man believed to have mental health issues surrendered peacefully to police.

Authorities set up a perimeter around the Locust Street Extension home at about 6 p.m. after receiving a report the man had access to guns and had threatened to harm himself, Niagara County Sheriff’s officials said.

Concerns were heightened because of the home’s proximity to Lockport High School, which evacuated students and families from an after-school sporting event, police said.

But authorities reached the man by telephone, and he came out of the home peacefully, sheriff’s officials said. He was transported to an unknown facility for a mental health evaluation.