Po­lice in­volved in stand­off

North Penn Life - - Front Page - By Michael Alan Gold­berg mgold­berg@jour­nalregis­ter.com

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.

Ac­cord­ing to the Mont­gomery Town­ship Po­lice De­part­ment, the mother — a res­i­dent of the unit block of Long­wood Place — GroYe Wo SolLFe heDGquar­ters at ap­prox­i­mately 10: 30 a. m. Wed­nes­day and said af­ter an ar­gu­ments with her son quickly es­ca­lated, she picked up the phone to call po­lice but her son dis­con­nected the phone.

She was in the process of re­con­nect­ing the phone when her Von reWrLeYeG D hDnGJun from the bed­room and pointeG LW DW her. 6he When fleG Whe house.

Po­lice im­me­di­ately re­sponded, clos­ing off streets within Whe GeYeloSPenW.

“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.

1eLJhEorV were eYDFu­ated and res­i­dents stand­ing on side­walks and out in the streets to see what was go­ing on were re­peat­edly im­plored by po­lice to go back into their homes.

Af­ter numer­ous failed at­tempts to es­tab­lish com­mu­niFDWLon wLWh Whe PDn YLD Shone and loud­speaker, Cen­tral Mont­gomery County Spe­cial Weapons and Tac­tics team was called in.

Nearly two dozen CMSWAT team mem­bers, who ap­proached on foot and in an arPoreG Ye­hLFle, Vur­rounGeG Whe house.

“You are un­der ar­rest, come Wo Whe IronW Goor,” one oI­fiFer on D louGVSeDNer VDLG oYer DnG oYer DV Whe DIWer­noon Sro­gressed.

C06:$7 finDlly enWereG the build­ing around 4 p.m. and found the man dead in a front bed­room.

7he LnFLGenW LV EeLnJ LnYeVti­gated by the Mont­gomery Town­ship Po­lice De­partPenW DeWeFWLYe DLYLVLon.

Mont­gomery Town­ship po­lice Of­fi­cer Jim Mat­lack, cen­ter, gives in­for­ma­tion to Cen­tral Mont­gomery County Spe­cial Weapons and Tac­tics Team mem­bers Wed­nes­day.

Pho­tos by MARK C. PSORAS

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.

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