Man Found Dead in Montco Barricade Standoff

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013  |  Updated 9:25 PM EDT
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Man Found Dead in Montco Barricade Standoff

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Authorities say a standoff with a man inside a southeastern Pennsylvania house ended after police entered and found the subject dead.

Police in Montgomery County say officers were sent to the Lower Pottsgrove Township residence shortly before noon Monday.

Chief Michael Foltz said they were backing up National Guard officials checking on the welfare of a man reported absent without leave after not showing up for work for several days.

Foltz said they surrounded the house after hearing a shot fired. One nearby school was evacuated as were a few residents.

Officials said SWAT officers entered the house at about 5:30 p.m. Monday and found the man dead. His name is not being released.

Police said a device with wires attached was rendered safe, but its purpose was unknown.

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