FOSTER TOWNSHIP -- A woman is dead, and her mother and boyfriend are hospitalized after a standoff in Luzerne County.
State police say someone called 911 after receiving a call from a friend that "something bad had happened" to his girlfriend.
Butler Township police along with state police responded to a home on Spring Street in Foster Township near Freeland.
"Upon going to the residence, they went to the door. They heard a female yelling for help. The information they obtained was he may have a weapon. They backed off, set up a perimeter, and contacted our SERT team, a Special Emergency Response Team," said Trooper Anthony Petroski, Pennsylvania State Police.
The state police Special Emergency Response Team was outside the home for at least two hours on Sunday before going into the home.
As the police presence grew, officers blocked off the neighborhood. People were warned to stay in their homes as negotiators tried to get the man to surrender. They couldn't, so they went into the home.
Once inside, state police say they found a 46-year-old woman shot to death. Police say her 51-year-old boyfriend shot himself, and her 72-year-old mother had a head injury.
Police say the two injured were flown to Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Authorities have not released their names or the severity of their injuries.