HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Harrisburg Police responded to a standoff at the Hall Manor complex in Harrisburg that involved a two-year-old girl who was held hostage for several hours after a 28-year-old man allegedly pointed a gun at police and ran into an apartment full of people he did not know.

According to Lt. Gautsch of Harrisburg Police, shortly after 1 p.m. Harrisburg Police officers on a routine patrol observed a man dressed in all black wearing a mask with his hoodie up near Hall Manor.

When officers approached the man he allegedly pointed the gun at them and ran into an apartment at 5 Row Hall Manor.

Police say a mom and her two children were inside the apartment at the time and that the mother and one of the children were able to make it out, but the mother’s two-year-old daughter was still inside. The girl was safely rescued and was not injured during the standoff, police say.

Police say the suspect, who is alive and being treated at a local hospital, was shot during the altercation and required CPR.

A SWAT team was called to the standoff, which lasted approximately five hours. A bloody mattress was also seen being taken out of the home.

“For me, it’s like, it could have been me. It could have been my kids,” a neighbor said. “I walk my dog a lot, so I leave my door open because he’s in training. So I try, I drop his leash and I let him walk in the house by himself. So it could have easily been me.”

“I got the call from the school that there was a lockdown, so I went on Facebook and saw all the lives and I was watching it from work the entire time,” a bystander told abc27.

Dauphin County’s Criminal Investigation Division is handling the investigation.


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