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Deputies with the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office stood off with an armed man for more than four hours in Weedsport Thursday afternoon.

The incident led to a large police presence and traffic disruptions on Route 34 just south of the state Thruway.

Just before 4 p.m., the North Syracuse Police Department informed the sheriff's office of a report of an armed suicidal and homicidal man in a vehicle in the parking lot of Park & Ride on Dunn Road near the state Thruway, Sgt. Timothy Axton said.

Police negotiated with the man, who had a long gun in his vehicle, until around 7:30 p.m., when he left the vehicle and was taken into custody by the sheriff's office.

The man had no injuries but was transferred to Auburn Community Hospital. Traffic was blocked off on Route 34 for about an hour and a half, Axton said, who added that no one was harmed during the incident.

"It went as well as it possibly could," he said.

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