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SWAT team called out to standoff in Coplay, Lehigh County

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:04:12 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 02 2013 11:01:08 AM EDT

Folks were on edge in Coplay after a standoff in the 100 block of North Eighth Street.


A standoff caused quite a scene Sunday in one Lehigh County neighborhood.

It started at around 11:30 a.m. at a home located at 115 N. Eighth Street in Coplay.

Police say a man barricaded himself inside, and the SWAT team was called as the man was threatening suicide as well as threatening officers.


But, the standoff ended peacefully when the man walked out of the house about 1:45 p.m. and was taken to the hospital for evaluation, police said.

There's no word on what sparked the incident.