Emergency response teams descended on a Chester County neighborhood lined with large suburban homes Wednesday morning amid reports that two armed intruders were holding a woman in a home.
The claims made by the caller the caused the armed standoff along Welsh Ayers Way in Uwchlan Township just after 8 turned out to be false, Uwchlan Township police said.
Neighbors received reverse 911 calls as crews established a perimeter, police said.
SWAT could be seen outside the home as police appeared to speak to a man inside a second-floor window who police say made the initial 911 call and claimed to be armed.
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After about two hours the man's wife came out of the front door unharmed. The man later tossed his handgun out the window, police said.
Police could be seen placing a ladder next to the window and the man coming down. Police patted then men down then led him away to a waiting police vehicle.
Uwchlan police said the standoff was over by 11:40 a.m. after SWAT searched the home and found no intruders.
"It has now been determined that the original caller was experiencing a mental health issue and that there was no actual criminal activity occurring," police said in a news release.
No word if the man could face any charges.