Dozens of state troopers from Montoursville, Lamar and other areas responded to reports of an ‘active shooter’ in Lycoming County early this morning.
According to The Express, reports of an ‘active shooter’ were reported in a “wooded area near Waterville shortly after 8 a.m. Monday.”
PennDOT and police shut down Route 44 and nearby roads in Pine Creek Valley while police searched the area for the suspect.
State Police have confirmed that there was a gunman barricaded inside a house at 111 Church Street in Waterville. Emergency officials negotiated with the gunman and a special emergency response team was also on the scene.
Lycoming County EMS were called to the house for a reported complaint of chest pains from 62-year-old Brant Hartung. When EMS arrived, Hartung would not let them in and again contacted Lycoming County Control. He thought someone was trying to get into his house and poison him.
Police have also confirmed that this is not a hostage situation.
At 1:15 p.m., WBRE reported that the suspect is dead. Hartung, shot at police earlier this morning, and again closer to 1 p.m. Police then returned fire, killing him.