ELDRED TOWNSHIP -- A five-hour standoff in the Poconos that had roads blocked and a heavy police presence near a home for much of the day has ended with a man being taken away by ambulance
State police say Seth Gillen, 38, is the man who barricaded himself inside that home on Monroe Drive in Eldred Township.
It all started around 11 a.m. when more than two dozen state police cars and other emergency vehicles started showing up to the home on Monroe Drive.
Authorities say Gillen called 911 to say he needed help after overdosing. He told the dispatcher he had a gun.
Once state police arrived at the home near Kunkletown, they told Gillen to come outside.
Troopers say Gillen opened the door and pointed a handgun at them. Troopers fired two rounds and Gillen went back into the house and refused to come out.
Kunkeltown Road was blocked off to traffic in both directions while state police were handling the situation.
For nearly five hours, you could hear troopers yelling to the man on a bullhorn saying things like, "We know you are in there. Come out," and, "We just want to talk to you. We know you need help."
State police used a number of different tactics to lure the man out, including sirens and loud bomb like noises.
Gillen surrendered to police around 4 p.m. and was taken away by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono for evaluation.
Gillen faces a number of charges including aggravated assault and possessing a firearm without a license or permit.