Standoff in NE Phila. ends with arrest
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA - October 14, 2012 (WPVI) -- Authorities say an a standoff in Northeast Philadelphia, that lasted for more than three hours, ended with an arrest.
Around 10:50 Saturday night police received several 9-1-1 reports of a man with a gun on the 7400 block of Torresdale Avenue.
Arriving officers found a man in his 20s - without a shirt - walking down the street.
Officers ordered him to drop his weapon but the suspect ran onto the 4700 block of Vista Street and into a house.
As he went up the steps, police say a gun dropped from his waistband.
Police ordered the man out of the home, but he refused. SWAT teams were called in and a negotiator responded to the scene.
Around 2:15 Sunday morning, the suspect was convinced to come out. He was taken into police custody and faces a number of charges.
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