Hours-long police standoff in Sandy Twp ends peacefully


    A heavy police presence has been reported in Sandy Township and several roads are closed. (WJAC)<br>

    Update:

    An hours-long police standoff ended peacefully Friday night, after officers responded to a psychological emergency call, officials said.

    Sgt. Kris Kruzelak of the Sandy Township Police Department said the call came in around 2:30 p.m. for a man with a gun threatening to hurt himself.

    The Pennsylvania State Police SERT team responded to the scene of the incident at Spafford and Oklahoma Salem Road where negotiators were able to talk the man out of his home around 8 p.m.

    Kruzelak said those living nearby were told to evacuate as officers responded to the situation.

    The man was taken into custody and will undergo a mental health evaluation, police say.

    It’s unclear if he will face charges.

    All roads have since reopened and no injuries have been reported, officials say.

    Original Story:

    A heavy police presence has been reported in Sandy Township and several roads are closed.

    Officials aren't saying what is happening.

    Oklahoma Salem Road is closed by local fire departments and drivers are being turned around at William Penn Avenue.

    Officials say the incident is at the intersection of Spafford and Oklahoma Salem Road.

    Kane Road to Ice Plant Road is closed along with South 8th Street to Maple Ave. and Oklahoma Salem Road to 219.

    A 6 News crew is there and will have more information as soon as it becomes available.


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