A man is in police custody after a barricade situation in the Kensington section of the city.
Police say it happened Monday around 11 p.m. on the 2100 block of Venango Street. A man, who police say was involved in a dispute with his neighbor, allegedly fired five shots while outside on his front porch, prompting neighbors to call police.
When police arrived, they say the suspect slammed a door in their face while his gun was visible and a SWAT team was called to the scene. After several hours, police managed to lure the man out of his home and he was taken into custody, according to investigators.
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Police say the man’s wife was inside the home during the entire ordeal though there is no indication that she was held against her will. Police found a .38-caliber gun and are searching for a second gun in the backyard of the home, according to investigators.