Thruway Reopens, Suspect in Custody
Written by Dan Fischer on February 26, 2018
The police standoff with a potential suicidal suspect ended late this afternoon along the NYS Thruway between near Batavia.
The suspect in the police pursuit is in custody and the Thruway has been reopened.
The incident, which began around one o’clock Monday afternoon, shut down the Thruway between LeRoy and Pembroke for almost five hours.
During that time, traffic backed-up into Routes 55 and 33 in and around Batavia creating traffic jams in the city’s normally easily passable streets.
Dozens of tractor-trailer trucks further hampered the traffic flow when inadvertently blocked intersections.
Troopers said the pursuit of the suspect began between LeRoy and Batavia. At times, the suspect crossed the I-90 median to avoid roadblocks that were established at the LeRoy and Batavia interchanges.