DuBois-Police put man in custody after 5-plus hour standoff

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Sandy Township Police got a call around 2:30 Friday afternoon about a man with a gun in a house on Oklahoma-Salem Rd.  The road was immediately shut down.  The road is open now and police arrested the man around 8 Friday evening.

For about 5 and half hours 30 police officers surrounded the home of man who police say threatened to shoot himself.
Fortunately no one was hurt. 
“He’s in our custody.  We’re dealing with his mental health issues,” Kris Kruzelak, Sgt., for the Sandy Township Police Department, said.
Sergeant Kris Kruzelak with the Sandy Township Police Department says they called in help from the DuBois City Police and DuBois Fire Department,  well as the Pennsylvania State Police CERT team.
“With their negotiators and their assistance they talked the subject out of the residence,” Sgt. Kris Kruzelak, said.
During the stand off all nearby homes were evacuated.  
The man is being evaluated by Sandy Township Police. Police would not say if the man has a criminal history.  There are no charges at this time.

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