Man Takes Own Life After Standoff

Around 1:00pm, Thursday afternoon, the Pennsylvania State Police responded to the 300 block of Spring Street in Ringtown for the report of a man threatening to harm himself.

The Pennsylvania State Police tell us that, David Howard, 33, barricaded himself in a home and threatened to kill himself. 

Police activated their SERT to scene but Howard later took his own life.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Andrew Szczyglak at 5:23pm.

The 300 block of Spring Street was blocked for hours during the incident and also caused delays for students arriving home from the North Schuylkill School District.
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