Barricade at Bucks County Motel Draws Heavy Police Presence

Bensalem Motel Treloar Standoff
Drew Smith

An armed man barricaded inside a Bucks County motel drew a heavy police presence in Langhorne Monday morning.

Officers responded to the Mall Motel at 4331 Old Lincoln Highway at 7:15 a.m. after a man believed to be suicidal barricaded himself inside a room. The Mall Motel is located on the highway between Rockhill Drive and Bristol Road.

Police spent several hours trying to get the man, identified by police as 51-year-old Russell Treloar of Levittown, out of the room.

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Treloar eventually began firing shots inside the room and SWAT officers moved in to take him into custody, police said.

Treloar suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the barricade, police said. He's currently hospitalized.

Police plan to charge Treloar with reckless endangerment, terroristic threats and related offenses. He will be arraigned Monday night.

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