Friday, August 22, 2014
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Man found dead in Montgomery Township standoff

A Montgomery Township neighborhood was on lockdown for several hours today as a SWAT team tried to make contact with a 47-year-old man whom they believed to be barricaded and armed in his home.

Man found dead in Montgomery Township standoff

A Montgomery Township neighborhood was on lockdown for several hours today as a SWAT team tried to make contact with a 47-year-old man whom they believed to be barricaded and armed in his home.

Several residents were evacuated on the 60 block of Longwood Place in the Neshaminy Falls neighborhood from about 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., when officers entered the residence and found the man dead in the living room.

The incident began when the man's mother came into the police station to report that her son was acting erratically, according to a statement from Montgomery Township Police. She said they had gotten in an argument, and when she tried to call 911, her son disconnected the phone.  She was trying to reconnect it when her son came out of his bedroom pointing a gun at her, according to the statement.

She told police that she feared for her life and fled from the home.

Police tried to contact the man by phone, by loudspeaker and by knocking on the door. SWAT teams surrounded the residence and photos from the scene posted on social media appeared to show snipers on the roof of a neighboring home.

Michael Goldberg of the Lansdale Reporter was live-tweeting throughout the standoff. You can read his feed @mg_thereporter.

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