Sunday, February 26, 2023

Incident Involving Gun Under Investigation in Lavelle

An incident at the Turkey Hill in Lavelle on Sunday afternoon is under investigation.

Around 2:45pm, Sunday, law enforcement responded to a report of a man with a gun at the convenient store located at 2931 Fairgrounds Road.

Butler Township Police along with officers from Mount Carmel Township, Mount Carmel Borough, and Coal Township responded to the scene.

According to Northumberland County Radio, it was believed the person involved fled towards Helfenstein.

The assisting units remained on scene for roughly 30 minutes before clearing.

At the scene, Butler Township Police said they were investigating a report of a man that came into the store waving a gun around and fled.

Later in the day, Butler Township Police said the investigation was still ongoing and that surveillance videos were still being reviewed and that the incident was isolated.