Bar­ri­caded man ar­rested

The Morning Call - - LOCAL/STATE -

Bethlehem Town­ship po­lice sur­rounded a home Sun­day night in the 2500 block of 10th Street for about five hours fol­low­ing re­ports of a bar­ri­caded man with a hand­gun.

Po­lice re­sponded shortly af­ter 8 p.m. to the 10th Street scene be­tween Brader and Ju­dith streets, a Northamp­ton County dis­patch of­fi­cial con­firmed. Neigh­bors were ad­vised to remain in­side, away from win­dows. Ev­ery­one else was told to avoid the area.

State po­lice’s Spe­cial Emer­gency Re­sponse Team was also called to the scene to ne­go­ti­ate with the man. Po­lice took him into cus­tody shortly af­ter 1 a.m. and lifted the shel­ter-in-place or­der, ac­cord­ing to a pub­lic alert is­sued by Bethlehem Town­ship.

Po­lice did not be­lieve there was any­one else in the home, a dis­patch of­fi­cial said.

Bethlehem Town­ship po­lice didn’t im­me­di­ately re­turn a call re­quest­ing more in­for­ma­tion Sun­day night. — An­drew Waga­man

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