Friday, December 2, 2022

UPDATE: Overnight Standoff in Schuylkill County Ends with One in Custody

A standoff that lasted over 12 hours ended with one in custody early Friday morning.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, on Thursday, around 3:00pm, Troopers from the Schuylkill Haven, Hamburg, and Frackville barracks responded to 430 Rauschs Road, in West Brunswick Township near Orwigsburg for a report of a disturbance.

Troopers said a 62-year-old man pointed a gun at another male and barricaded himself inside the home.

State Police established a perimeter around the home and obtained a search warrant.  Multiple commands were given to the man, but he did not respond.

The Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) was called to the assist.  At one point, while the SERT was attempting to make contact with the person, he discharged a firearm int he direction of several SERT members and struck an armored SERT Vehicle.

The man was eventually taken into custody.  Roads in the area of the incident were closed overnight by Fire Police and reopened around 5:50am, Friday.

The identity of the man involved was not released.

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