UPDATE: Motel standoff ends with peaceful surrender

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LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. – A tense two hour police standoff at a Lancaster County motel ends with the peaceful surrender of an Elizabethtown man.

Police responded at about 11:20 a.m Friday to the Red Rose Motel, 2346 South Market Street, (Route 230) in Mount Joy Township, for a report of a man threatening to harm himself.

When police arrived on the scene they encountered 56 year old Robert Bovell. He was walking around in the court yard area of the motel with a pistol. He pointed the weapon several times at his own head.

red2CaptureTwo police officers, one from Elizabethtown and the other with Northwest Regional negotiated and eventually convinced Bovell to put down the weapon. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Bovel was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for an evaluation.

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