Ridgway home surrounded by state police, SWAT during incident

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ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State police are concluding their presence at an Elk County home following an incident overnight into Tuesday morning.

Troopers convened on Montmorenci Road in Ridgway where they had a private residence surrounded for a reported mental health crisis. Neighbors say the incident first began around 10:30 p.m. Monday night as multiple armored cars and SWAT surrounded the home.

At this time we cannot provide any details as to what occurred inside the home. However, the incident was confined to the home and has been peacefully resolved according to state police.

Route 948 (Montmorenci Road) was closed to travel between the Borough of Ridgway and Route 4003 (Long Level Road) in Ridgeway Township. The roadway has since reopened to drivers.

An investigation into this Montmorenci home is still ongoing. Stick with WTAJ as this story will be updated when more information becomes available.


ORIGINAL STORY (WTAJ) — State troopers have closed a local roadway and dispatched an armored vehicle to the scene of an ongoing incident in Ridgway.

Currently, Route 948 (Montmorenci Road) is closed to travel between the Borough of Ridgway and Route 4003 (Long Level Road) in Ridgeway Township. Motorists are asked to plan alternate routes around this area.

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Details are limited at this time but the incident is confined to a private residence in the area and poses no danger to the general public according to a release by state police.

Stick with WTAJ as this story will be updated when more information regarding this incident becomes available.

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