Wednesday, May 15, 2019

8 Hour Standoff Ends Without Incident in Orwigsburg

A standoff in Orwigsburg ended without incident on Wednesday.

According to State Police, early Wednesday morning, troopers attempted to do a mental health welfare check on a 62 year old woman on Lehigh Street in Orwigsburg.

When police arrived, she refused to exit the home,  threatened to hurt herself, and warned troopers that she had weapons inside the home.

A State Police SERT team was called.

After nearly 8 hours, the woman eventually surrendered and was taken to an area hospital.

Lehigh Street was closed and residents who lived nearby were told to stay indoors while the standoff took place.


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