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Police on scene of standoff in Cambria Co.
By: Marc Stempka
SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- State police and emergency responders are on the scene of an active standoff situation in northern Cambria County where nearby residents have been evacuated their homes.
Police said a man has barricaded himself in a home on Greenwich Road in Susquehanna Township, just west of Northern Cambria, near the Indiana County line.
Police said the man, who they would not name, was last known to be locked in a bedroom and had at least one rifle in his possession, and may have access to other weapons.
The situation started about 8 a.m. Wednesday after the man's girlfriend returned to the home to find the front door unlocked and her boyfriend locked in a bedroom, police said.
Police said there was an incident between the two that required troopers to respond to the home. The nature of that incident was not released.
The girlfriend is cooperating with police, officials said. There has not been any communication established between the two sides.
Troopers said the situation could "take hours" and a special emergency response team (SERT) has been activated and is at the scene.
A perimeter has been established and some nearby homes have been evacuated as a precaution, police said. Greenwich Road is closed in that area.
Northern Cambria School District Superintendent John Jubas said the district does have students who live in the area affected by the police situation. The district is contacting parents in that area to inform them of the situation.
Jubas said those students will be kept in the school for their safety at dismissal time and are asking parents to pick up their children at the school.
6 News reporter Jackalyn Kovac is at the scene. Look for updates online and beginning on 6 News at 5.