UPDATE as of 10:20 p.m. : Details have been released involving the Saegertown Standoff… According to PA State Police in Meadville, Police responded to a domestic incident at the residence around noon. Troopers arrived to find the suspect armed with a rifle… resulting in a standoff lasting several hours and blocking traffic. The state police emergency response team entered the residence and found the suspect… a 33 year old male.. deceased from a self inflicted gunshot wound. Traffic has been reopened.
Update as of 9:45 p.m.:
Police are being tight lipped about exactly what happened to create the standoff that lasted much of this evening. The incident unfolded at a home on Route 198 between Saegertown and Interstate 79 not far from the Saegertown Elementary School.
Witnesses say police surrounded a home, many of the officers with guns drawn using nearby trees for cover. It’s believed the police were after a lone male who may have been armed. According to our crew at the scene, police and firefighters who were there appear to have left and roads that were closed have been reopened. However, just before news time, State police told us there are still some units on scene. We’ll have more on this as the information comes in.
5:30 P.M.- State Police surround a Saegertown home, guns drawn during an afternoon stand off.
The picture above shows the scene on Route 198 between Saegertown and Interstate 79 not far from the Saegertown Elementary School. Police have been on the scene for several hours after surrounding a home there. Many of the officers have guns drawn and are using nearby trees for cover.
It’s believed that the police are after a lone male who may be armed. We do not know at this point if hostages are involved or what led police to surround the home.
We continue to cover these events as they unfold and will update you as more facts become available.