SERT, SWAT Surround Home In Washington County After Standoff

SERT, SWAT Surround Home In Washington County After Standoff

WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — Officials have surrounded a home in Washington County after three people fled during a traffic stop.

The large police presence is happening Monday near the apartment on West Chestnut Street and Hayes Avenue.

The individuals ran out of a stolen car and barricaded themselves into an apartment on Hayes Avenue, a source told KDKA’s Jennifer Borrasso.

Officials are trying to get in touch with a 32-year-old man who is inside the building.

KDKA talked to the father of the man who is inside the house, and he is trying to deescalate the situation.

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The Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team and SWAT are also on the scene.

Officials have gone in and out of the apartment twice.

Some residents were evacuated.

“I saw the lights. Then I heard the intercom speaker saying come out with your hands up, we aren’t going anywhere. About 45 minutes later, we got a knock on the door and was told to evacuate the residence,” one neighbor said.

No word on if anyone is in custody.

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