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Man taken to hospital after standoff with police

August 24, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A 52-year-old man was taken to Chambersburg Hospital Monday for a mental health evaluation after barricading himself in a Limestone Drive home for almost six hours, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The man received bad news and threatened to harm himself at 2 p.m., state police troopers told The Herald-Mail.

Police were told the man had a firearm and a cross bow. They closed Limestone Drive, Shady Side Drive and Stanley Avenue Extended with the help of area fire police.

State police from Chambersburg, as well as the Special Emergency Response Team, negotiated with the man. Police said he emerged from the home about 7:20 p.m.

No injuries were reported, police said.

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