Police incident ends peacefully in Dauphin County


MIDDLETOWN, Dauphin County, PA.– A police incident in Dauphin County ended peacefully with one arrest Saturday night.

The situation started around 9:00 p.m., when police were called to a home in the borough. An email advisory was sent out by Middletown Borough, asking residents to avoid the areas of East High Street and Pine Street as well as East High Street and Spruce Street. The alert asked recipients to “please allow police to do their job.”

FOX43 was provided very little information on the actual police incident. People in the area told us it was a standoff situation, possibly involving a hostage. Police officers from Middletown and several neighboring jurisdictions surrounded the area and negotiated with the suspect.

The Mayor of Middletown, James Curry also posted a video message on Facebook, asking residents to stay inside and allow police to handle the situation.

At 12:00 a.m., a second advisory was distributed, stating the situation was over. A suspect was taken into custody and no injuries were reported. The streets were opened to traffic.