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Orchard Park police, after noticing a strong odor of natural gas coming from a Big Tree Road home, forced their way into the residence Monday evening and removed a young man who had made suicidal statements and threatened to fill his home with natural gas, they said.

The 24-year-old man was taken from the property and transported to Erie County Medical Center to be evaluated, following the incident first reported at about 6 p.m. Police later charged the man with reckless endangerment.