News Next Door: Hatboro Man in Custody After Standoff with Police

A man, who reportedly had firearms in his possession, had barricaded himself in an apartment in the rear of 217 N. York Road in Hatboro following a domestic dispute.

UPDATE: [2:10 P.M.] The standoff has ended and no one was injured, Hatboro Police Chief James Gardner told Patch. 

The man, who police have not yet identified, has been taken into custody. Gardner said he is in his 40s. Police are still unsure of the type and number of firearms the man allegedly had while he was barricaded in his Hatboro apartment at 217 N. York Road on Sunday afternoon. 

The man's estranged wife and adult son told police that the man had firearms in his possession, police said, adding that it was believed that the man had a pistol and shotgun. They were not in the apartment during the time of the standoff, police said. 

Hatboro Mayor Norm Hawkes said he was pleased with the cooperation in safely ending the situation in under two hours. 


Original Story:

A domestic incident between a man and his estranged wife and son allegedly led him to barricade himself in a North York Road apartment, Hatboro Police told Patch. 

According to Hatboro Police Chief James Gardner the man, who has not yet been named, made comments about having firearms, before barricading himself in the rear of an apartment at 217 N. York Road. 

The incident occurred about 12:20 p.m. A SWAT team is in the process of being assembled, police said.  

Police are talking to neighboring business owners and residents and authorities said York Road may be shut down as a precaution.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »