05 - 21 - 2013 Police stand-off closes streets in Plesant Gap yesterday
PLEASANT GAP â A man was taken into police custody Monday after barricading himself in his familyâs South Main Street home for about two hours, prompting a large-scale police response and the lockdown of a nearby elementary school. Pleasant Gap Elementary School and the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology were locked down Monday afternoon, and traffic was halted along busy South Main Street as police negotiated the manâs surrender. Spring Township police Sgt. Michael Danneker said a family member called 911 after an apparent incident inside the home. Danneker said there was mention of a weapon, prompting the intense police and school response. Police were deployed to the home, and a mobile command center and the regionâs armored police truck were set up. The man, who has not been identified, surrendered peacefully at about 2:30 pm after communicating with police negotiators.