Man charged with attempted homicide after standoff

MERCERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Franklin County man is charged with attempted homicide and related offenses after a shooting incident and police standoff over the weekend.

Brenton T, Wrights, 47, of Mercersburg, fired a rifle and struck his girlfriend’s car as she drove away from an argument Saturday evening, state police said.

Wrights then barricaded himself in his home, in the 14000 block of Dutchtown Road, and refused to come out for more than six hours, police said.

He eventually surrendered without incident to a state police special emergency response team.

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