HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Police say a standoff situation across the street from Central Dauphin East Middle School in Dauphin County ended peacefully Sunday.
Police and SWAT team units with guns drawn were engaged in the standoff that authorities say started as a domestic dispute.
According to police, 37-year-old Matthew Behler wouldn’t back down. Behler was believed to have had access to guns and loads of ammunition.
Hours later, Behler peacefully surrendered.
Police are at the scene of a standoff with a gunman at a home on Union Deposit Road in Lower Paxton Township.
Lieutenant Gary Seefeldt with the Lower Paxton Police Department confirms that a gunman has barricaded himself in a home on Union Deposit Road near the middle school, though the incident is unrelated to the school.
CD East Middle School had its showing of the musical Footloose this afternoon; as a precaution, the school has been evacuated.