UPDATE: Warwick Township man in custody after hours-long standoff with police


LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — A Warwick Township man is facing charges after his involvement in an hours-long standoff with police late Friday evening into early Saturday morning.

According to the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department (NLCRPD), the 56-year-old man of the 500 block of Creekside Lane, Lititz, faces charges including Reckless Endangerment, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault Discharging of a firearm in an occupied dwelling.

Police say they responded to a call Friday around 10:30 p.m. Initial reports indicated the man was armed with multiple firearms and was going to start shooting when he saw the police.

When officers arrived, a secure perimeter was established.

The NLCRPD response continued to expand until NLCRPD command staff, criminal investigators, specialists, and other agency resources became involved.

Officers assigned to the perimeter reported at least two shots fired inside the residence.

A request for assistance from the Lancaster County SERT team was later made. After several hours of negotiations, SERT negotiators persuaded the suspect to surrender to NLCRPD officers.

There were no injuries and the subject is undergoing an evaluation in a hospital based facility.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

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