Chester County

Man in Custody Following Chesco Barricade Situation

A man was taken into custody following a barricade situation in Chester County.

Pennsylvania State Police and SWAT officers were called to a home on Hillcrest Avenue in West Grove Wednesday night.

The officers surrounded the home and neighbors were told to stay inside their houses. Shortly before 9 p.m. officials announced the man had been taken into custody.

A neighbor told NBC10 that the man, who has not been identified, called a crisis hotline claiming he had a gun and was going to shoot himself. Neighbors alerted police and responding officers tried to convince the man to come outside.

After a five-hour standoff, officers fired shots into the upper window of the home prompting the man to come outside and surrender to police, according to the neighbor.

No one was injured during the ordeal.

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