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November 5, 2012

No charges in Shenango police standoff

NEW CASTLE — No one was injured during a six-hour police standoff in Shenango Township early Saturday.

And police said no one will be charged in the incident either.

According to Shenango Police Superintendent William Phillips, officers were called by family members concerned about the well being of a man on Fields Drive off Savannah Road.

Phillips said the man had fired a shot prior to the arrival of officers, but he did not aim at anyone and no one was hurt.

The incident began around 1 a.m., Phillips said, and the man surrendered peacefully around 7:30 a.m. Phillips described the man, who was taken away for medical care, as having emotional problems. Phillips added he apparently had been drinking and taking medication prior to the incident.

Shenango officers were assisted by New Castle Police, members of the Pennsylvania State Police Emergency Response Team and the Shenango Volunteer Fire Department.

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