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Westmorland man

December 30, 2001

barricades himself

inside apartment


Staff Writer

WESTMORLAND — Police and the county Sheriff's Office special emergency response team faced a violent scenario Saturday night here as a man barricaded himself inside an apartment here, reportedly with a shotgun.

The man, whose identity was unavailable, was taken into custody. There were no injuries reported.

According to the sheriff's records, the man barricaded himself inside an apartment at the corner of F and Third streets in Westmorland about 11:30 p.m.


Westmorland police and the sheriff's special response team attempted to negotiate with the man by telephone. There was no information on whether the man was arrested or whether he had a gun.

More information was expected to be made available today by the Westmorland Police Department.

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