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Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and State Police respond today to a situation on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation.

Sheriff Gary Maha tells WBTA that a deputy came to serve court papers in regards to settling an estate this morning.

The deputy left, but Sheriff Maha said there were concerns of violence later in the afternoon. Maha said the dispute concerned tribal law and the court’s jurisdiction on the reservation.
No arrests have been made.

The Sheriff’s Office called State Police for back-up to continue to monitor, according to Sheriff Maha.

WBTA will continue to update the situation as information becomes available.

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