BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) —A heavy state police presence in Snyder Township, just north of Tyrone and near Bald Eagle shut down a road for some time Wednesday evening.
Troopers were on scene at South Eagle Valley Road in Vail for what they said was a barricade situation. They said no hostages were involved and flash bangs were also reportedly heard around 10 p.m.
A 51-year-old man from Tyrone was said to have barricaded himself in a home with a weapon. The SERT team was activated and after some time, they made entry into the house. The man was found deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
All roads have been reopened as of this update Thursday morning.
State police report that this was an isolated incident and there’s no threat to the public. The identity of the man has not been released.