Police Mum on Standoff Situation in Clintonville

| June 29, 2013

PA State PoliceCLINTONVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Officials remain tight-lipped on an apparent standoff situation in Clintonville on Friday.

Witnesses report hearing at least one gunshot at a residence on Emlenton Street in Clintonville late Friday afternoon.

Witnesses also report hearing police repeatedly telling a man inside the house to “come out with your hands up,” followed by what was witnesses believe was gunfire around 9:30 p.m.

Around 11:45 p.m., witnesses report seeing a “cloud of smoke” surround the residence. Moments later, a man was taken into custody and had to be restrained by several police officers, according to an eye-witness.

Franklin-based State Police called the incident an “emergency situation”, but were unable to release further details.

“No information will be released to the public,” said a representative with Franklin-based State Police.

Routes 208 and 308 into Clintonville were closed for several hours during the incident.

Both roadways re-opened around Midnight.

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