News release regarding police activity in the development of Somerset Walk

At around 8.00am this morning, members of the Warrington Township Police Department responded to Evening Walk Drive in the Somerset Walk Development for an armed subject who wanted to harm himself. Subject was alone in their residence and at no time did there appear to be a threat to anyone else.

After securing the surrounding area, members of the police department contacted the subject to reach a peaceful resolution. Chief Friel contacted the South Central Emergency Response Team, which is the regional association of the Township of Warrington SWAT team, for assistance in negotiations and to help secure the piece. After seven consecutive hours of negotiation, the subject surrendered to the police without incident. They were immediately transported to a medical facility for emergency mental health care.

The Warrington Township Police Department and South Central Emergency Response Team were assisted by the Lenape Valley Mobile Crisis Unit and mental health co-responders from the Borough of Tullytown. Chief Friel would like to thank all of the first responders on the scene and our crisis support for their assistance in achieving this peaceful outcome. The family is very grateful.

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