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Police: Distraught man surrenders ending standoff

June 30, 2014
Associated Press

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man has been taken for a mental health evaluation after he surrendered to police, ending a three-hour standoff.

Lower Burrell police Chief Tim Weitzel isn't identifying the middle-aged man because police did not immediately charge him with a crime after his surrender about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police went to the man's home in this city about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh after his employer reported that the man had called off work and threatened to harm himself.

Police surrounded the home because they say the man mentioned having a loaded gun.

The chief tells the (Tarentum) Valley News Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1x4E1HL ) that officers took the man into "protective custody" when he came out of his house. But police aren't sure if the man was responding to police or simply letting out his dog.

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Information from: Valley News Dispatch, http://www.valleynewsdispatch.com

 
 

 

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