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Police Standoff Outside Orwigsburg Ends Peacefully Wednesday

State Police SERT called in to apprehend suspect.

State Police SERT called in to apprehend suspect.

A police standoff outside Orwigsburg on Wednesday afternoon ended without incident.

According to State Police in Schuylkill Haven, they were dispatched to a home on Grove St. in West Brunswick Twp. at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police were told there’s a person there suffering a mental health breakdown.

When police arrived on the scene, they said attempts to communicate with the person, identified as a 34-year-old man, were unsuccessful. So, the State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) was dispatched to help with the situation.

Grove St. was shut down during the course of the incident, about 4 hours.

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At about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the SERT officers were able to contact the suspect and take him into custody.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, police say.

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