CLARENCE CENTER, NY –The 26-year-old man who went into the woods with a gun near Heise Road and County Road in Clarence Center is in custody, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's office says a "distraught" 26-year-old man with a long gun entered a large wooded area his family owns around 2:30 p.m..
State Police say the man called his parents on a cell phone at around 4 p.m. and said, "Listen," when they heard a gunshot.
The sheriff's office says no injuries have been reported and the man did not made any threats to the public or police.
15 to 18 houses were evacuated during the incident, according to the sheriff's office. The Martin Road home used by officials as a command center, was no way involved in Thursday night's incident.