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Man arrested after Jefferson Co. domestic dispute

Updated: Tuesday, June 24 2014, 06:23 PM EDT

Reported By: Deven Clarke
Written By: Marc Stempka

BROCKWAY, Pa. -- A domestic dispute between a Jefferson County couple ended with police taking a man away in handcuffs, but not before a large police presence swarmed a small community.

Police from several departments along with Pennsylvania State Police troopers and Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies surrounded an apartment complex on 7th Avenue in Brockway just before noon Tuesday because a man was reportedly armed with a gun during a domestic dispute.

Brockway Police Chief Terry Young said the dispute was between a man and his girlfriend at the Parkview Apartments, but would elaborate on what caused the dispute.

Young said since initial reports were that a young girl was also in the apartment, and the man may have had a gun, that prompted the police response.

"You know you always want to come prepared for the situation," Young said. "Always having reinforcements for security reasons, you want to make sure you have enough people to hand the situation because you don't know 100 percent what you’re getting in to."

Young said officers were able to get the man to come outside of the apartment without incident and he was taken into custody. His name was not released and charges were pending. He was taken to DuBois Regional Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation.

Man arrested after Jefferson Co. domestic dispute


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