Hostage situation in Irving has Route 438 closed

IRVING, N.Y. (WIVB) — A hostage situation on the Cattaraugus Reservation in Irving has Route 438 blocked off, according to the Seneca Nation’s Communications Center.

A lockdown is in place and residents are asked to stay indoors. Mercy Flight is on the scene.

Video sent to News 4 from a viewer shows a heavy police presence in the area. A car appears to be on fire. State police is also responding.

Early Childhood Learning Center says they are on lockdown and have been since roughly 3 o’clock.

This is a developing story. News 4 will update this article as new information becomes available.

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