SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A man, identified as 45-year-old Leslie Henderson, armed with a gun who was holding three females hostage was taken into custody by Syracuse police around 7:50 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 16, ending an hours-long standoff in Syracuse’s Northside.

All three hostages are safe, and there is no need to shelter in place, police say. No injuries occurred from the situation, according to SPD.

The situation started around 8:20 a.m. when Henderson allegedly fired shots at another man. He then barricaded himself inside an apartment building at the 1000 block of North State Street with the hostages.

The man who was shot at was not injured, according to SPD.

SPD SWAT teams and officers trained in mental health crises led the negotiations.

Two of the three hostages were released earlier in the day by Henderson. The first, a 14-year-old girl, was released around 11:30 a.m., and the second, another 14-year-old girl, around 1:30 p.m.

The third hostage, a 20-year-old girl, was not freed until around 7:50 p.m. as Henderson was taken into custody.

Henderson did know the three hostages, according to Syracuse Police Chief Joe Cecile.

Cecile also said he knew Henderson from his time as a police officer on the street, and that he had interacted with him before.

The apartment was located across from County Wide Appliance and Adirondack Furniture.