MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Police have released more information about an incident that brought multiple police agencies and Dauphin County’s Crisis Response Team to a Middletown home over the weekend.
Middletown police Chief John Bey said EMS responded to the home on East High Street on Saturday for a report of a heart attack. When EMS arrived, they called for police backup because another man in the home was threatening to shoot himself with a gun.
As the officers tried to talk with the man, he retreated into a back room.
The heart patient, believed to be the father or father-in-law of the man who barricaded himself, was safely removed from the home and is okay. The wife of the man who barricaded himself was also safely removed from the house, Bey said.
The incident began at 7:30 p.m. and the man who was threatening to harm himself was taken into custody at 11:40 p.m. He is receiving psychiatric help.
North Pine Street and North Spruce Street were shut down during the situation.