Police involved in standoff
A 47-year-old Montgomery Township man, who threatened his mother with a handgun at her Village of Neshaminy Falls residence Wednesday morning, was found dead inside the house after police spent nearly fiYe hourV WryLnJ Wo eVWDElLVh contact with him.
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“I tried getting back to my house at a quarter to 12 and they had it all blocked off,” said resident Tom McGory, 69. “I called my brother to see if he knew what was going on and he said he heard there was a man with a gun,” said McGory.
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Montgomery Township police Officer Jim Matlack, center, gives information to Central Montgomery County Special Weapons and Tactics Team members Wednesday.
Central Montgomery County Special Weapons and Tactics Team members deploy at a residence in the Village of Neshaminy Falls community in Montgomery Township after a standoff with a armed man at a home Wednesday.
Montgomery Township police Officer Jim Matlack speaks with a nearby resident during the standoff Wednesday.