UPDATE: Man taken into custody following standoff, apartment search warrant executed

Police at the scene.

UPDATE: 11:40 p.m. Saturday:

A man has been arrested after a standoff lasting several hours in Middletown Township.

The man, whose name was not released on Saturday evening, surrendered to tactical officers in the late afternoon and was being held under previous Bucks County warrants that evening, police said.

Police Detective Lt. Stephen Forman said the investigation is ongoing and further charges are expected.

At approximately 12:35 p.m. Saturday, Middletown Township officers were called to Foxwood Manor Apartments in the 2100 block of the Veterans Highway for an initial report of a gunshot with a man seen in an apartment, reports said. the police.

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Officers arrived and began to cordon off the scene. They spoke with witnesses to understand what had happened.

“Through interviews with people in the area, the man has been positively identified and determined to have multiple warrants in Bucks County relating to probation violations. Those warrants have been verified,” Forman said.

Officers attempted to reach the man by phone, but he did not answer and it was unclear if he was alone or if anyone had been injured in the apartment, police said.

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Due to the fact that the incident began with a shooting, the South Central Emergency Response Team was activated and stationed outside the apartments. They also gutted a nearby apartment, police said.

With the help of the man’s family, officers made contact with him and learned he was alone in the apartment, police said.

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Shortly after 3 p.m., the man surrendered to tactical officers, police said.

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Tactical officers then searched the apartment and confirmed no one else was inside.

The man was transported to the police station and then taken to Bucks County Correctional Center on Saturday evening due to his existing warrants, police said.

“Detectives obtained a search warrant and executed the search warrant at the apartment shortly after 5:00 p.m. Recovered and seized under the authority of the search warrant at the apartment was a functioning ‘ghost gun’ of 9MM loaded, without serial number, extra magazine and ammunition,” Forman said.

Original story:

A tactical team was deployed to an apartment complex in Middletown Township on Saturday afternoon.

Details were scarce, but officers from Middletown Township and other nearby departments were at the Foxwood Manor Apartments on Veterans Drive (Highway 413).

At around 2 p.m., the South Central Emergency Response Team was called to assist Middletown Township officers with a barricaded subject, sources said.

Several residents were evacuated from the scene.

A County Command vehicle was at the scene as officers surrounded an apartment building.

The police did not give further details on the development of the situation.


Brandon D. James