YOUNGSTOWN, NY - A home invasion in Youngstown has left a Niagara County couple suffering from stab wounds.
State police say the husband and wife, along with their two teenage daughters, were in their Youngstown-Lockport Road home when an intruder broke in shortly after six o'clock Wednesday morning, taking them all hostage.
One of the residents managed to call state police; and a brief standoff ensued. At one point, the suspect, 30-year-old Shawn Zimmerman of Newfane, threatened to kill everyone in the house if the police did not leave.
Officers immediately stormed the residence and took Zimmerman into custody.
State Police Captain Craig Hanesworth says as of right now, it appears to be a random incident, because they have not been able to find any connection between the suspect and the family.
The man is currently in serious condition, in surgery at ECMC. The woman's wounds were not serious, and their teenage daughters were not hurt.