UPDATE: Manhunt ends after police catch suspect

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UPDATE 7:14 p.m. — State Police located Ryan Dennis Snyder in the area of Nolf and Sandy Hill Road in Ringgold Township, Jefferson County.

The search came to an end when a neighbor near Nolf Road spotted Snyder and alerted police.

“An area resident saw him and flagged the helicopter down and pointed out his location and he was taken into custody,” State Police Punxsutawney Trooper Ron Chewning said. “So we did get some help from a resident, which we were very grateful for.”

Police say Snyder was taken to the hospital for an evaluation before he was taken to the police station.

Snyder faces charges for attempted murder, aggravated assault, person not to possess firearms, burglary and discharge of a firearm into an unoccupied structure.

Police put surrounding houses on lock down earlier in the day as they searched the area.

Neighbors gathered together to wait out the lock down.

“Our concern is keeping our doors locked, but staying in tune with everybody locally because we watch out for everybody and there’s little children here,” neighbor Kim Rhodes said.


UPDATE: 3:05 p.m. — Police have reported that they have just caught Ryan Dennis Snyder.

We have a reporter on the scene and will continue to update this with more information as it becomes available.


JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State Police in Punxsutawney a seeking 39-year-old Ryan Dennis Snyder after he fired a gun into an occupied building the evening of September 11, 2019.

Snyder, described as 5 foot 9 inches tall, roughly 200lbs with a muscular build, has short brown/gray hair and blue eyes. He also has a full beard and was last known to be wearing dark clothing.

RYAN DENNIS SNYDER

Snyder was reported to be fleeing from a domestic incident when he shot the gun near 459 Sandy Hill Road, Ringgold Township in Jefferson County.

Ryan Dennis Snyder is believed to still be in the area, hiding in a wooded area near the Jefferson/Armstrong County lines.

Police report that Snyder should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Snyder has reportedly threatened suicide and might be injured at this time.

Several Troopers, as well as the State Police Special Emergency Response Team, are searching the area for Snyder and if you see him or have information on his location, you’re asked to call State Police at 814-938-0510 or call 9-1-1.

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