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Tense gun threats cause police to swarm on a Williamsport home.
By Kathy Kolb
December 28, 2013
At approximately 6:30 P.M. Saturday evening, Williamsport Police responded to an indivual alledgely making threats to shoot several people with a shotgun. The incident, on Penn Street, caused several several homes nearby to be evacuated as a precaution. Williamsport 's SRT unit was activated.
The suspect is believed to have shot the gun, possibly at himself, at which point the police moved in. EMS units had been staged nearby and moved in quickly.
The incident is now over, but the investigation and documentation time may continue for awhile. Penn St. was closed to traffic for some time due to this event.