Suspect Taken into Custody After Standoff with Police

MOOSIC — Officials said a standoff situation in Lackawanna County has ended peacefully.

A SWAT team, along with other law enforcement, surrounded a motel in Moosic for several hours for a reported hostage situation.

It happened just after 6 p.m. around the Rodeway Inn along Birney Avenue.

Family members of that reported hostage told police dispatchers that a female was being held against her will with a man who was armed.

At that point investigators said they responded to the scene and were able to get that female out of that room at the inn unharmed but were unable to get the suspect who refused to leave.

Throughout the evening, officials said the suspect then fired at least 20 rounds some randomly and some targeted at officers and members of the SWAT team who were outside of his room.

Just after 11 p.m. the Lackawanna County District Attorney told Newswatch 16 the suspect had been taken into custody after firing approximately 20 rounds at officers.


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