New Castle News

Police Reports

October 12, 2012

Latest Update: Police officers involved in standoff shooting placed on leave



Update, 8:40 a.m. — A 43-year-old New Castle man was injured by police gunfire overnight after a standoff in Mahoningtown.

State police have reported that Ivy Lanthier held a 23-year-old man at gunpoint inside his Montgomery Avenue home around 12:15 a.m. today and ordered everyone else to leave. A woman in the house called 911 and reported the incident, then left the house.

When New Castle police arrived at the scene, Lanthier emerged from the house with a shotgun and a pistol, state police reported.

He shot at least three rounds from the handgun and police returned fire and wounded him, according to a state police account.

Lanthier was taken to the trauma center of St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, where he is in critical condition this morning, according to police.

Update, 7:55 a.m. — Details remain sketchy at this point, but The News has learned that a man was shot during an overnight standoff with New Castle Police.

The incident occurred in Mahoningtown, and as of 6:30 a.m. today blockades on Liberty Street and Route 18 prevented traffic from entering.

Reports on the condition of the man are conflicting, but he was apparently taken by Life Flight helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital. Witnesses said the man was waving a gun at police officers when he was shot.

The News is working on this developing story and will have more details as they become available.


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