Canonsburg Standoff Ends

CANONSBURG (KDKA) — A standoff in Washington County has come to an end.

Police arrested 59-year-old Larry Warbow.

It all started Tuesday when social workers went to visit Warbow’s mother and said he became agitated.

Wednesday, mental health workers went to the house around 10 a.m. to have Warbow involuntarily committed and that’s when the situation escalated.

Warbow fought with the workers and threatened to kill them. The workers grabbed the mother and they fled the house.

Police and the Washington County CERT Team surrounded the home. Hours later, CERT Team members entered the home.

“They entered the house, they forced basement door open and forced the upstairs door open and two teams entered and once they entered, they confronted the person in the basement downstairs where it’s like his bedroom and he was taken into custody and placed under arrest and taken out,” Canonsburg Police Chief R.T. Bell said.

Warbow was taken to a hospital for evaluation. He will be charged with assault and terroristic threats.

Stay with KDKA for the latest details.

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One Comment

  1. Tina says:

    Why is he required to come out of his house?

  2. Hey Genius says:

    Because the police told him to genius.

    1. Tina says:

      The article doesn’t mention police nor a warrant….genius.

    2. Steve says:

      Tina’s right. If they feel there is foul play, they need a search warrant to enter the house. Of course they could do so with an arrest warrant as well. But one or the other is needed. Police can require you to step out of your vehicle on public roads, but they can not do so for your residence. 4th amendment protects us from that.

  3. kathryn says:

    Doesnt explain much to even figure this out.

  4. King David says:

    Hi, I’m from the MEDIA MORONS and I just want to say that we don’t really have to provide FACTS when we start to ramble about anything!!! We are paid to excite you people and that’s what we’re going to do, whether we have facts or just a good hunch. Sorry!!!

  5. Rumor Mill says:

    I bet he has his mother in a freezer down stairs so he can collect her SSI.

  6. Kathy says:

    Maybe the media needs to just keep their mouths shut til they have a real story.

    1. Steve says:

      nah….it’s much more important for them to be “first on the scene” and throw up a meaningless ‘story’ than to actually report once they have actual news. 😉

  7. Hey Genius says:

    Wow. Steve must be an attorney since he knows exactly what the police can and can not do. Thank god I don’t have to rely on Steve or Tina to protect me.

    1. Steve says:

      No, but I did learn about the Bill of Rights in Civics class. It really isn’t that difficult to understand.

      1. Ron says:

        BURN!!!!!

      2. Mark says:

        I guess Genius never heard of the Fourth Amendment.

  8. Tim says:

    BIG BROTHER working his magic.

  9. jusayin says:

    tellem there be free stiller tickets outside….

  10. Cbg. Resident says:

    FROM THE WASHINGTON CO. O-R –

    The middle-aged man, who lives at the home with his elderly mother, became agitated when mental health and protective services caseworkers came to his home this morning to have him taken to a hospital for an involuntary mental health commitment. The caseworkers had visited the home Tuesday to check on the welfare of his mother and the man became agitated, causing them to seek the commitment.

    Police said he shoved one of the caseworkers and threatened to kill them. The caseworkers grabbed his mother and got her out of the house.

    Police are now trying to make contact with the man. His mother said she is not sure if there are weapons in the house, but she believes she has all the ammunition secured.

  11. Slyfox says:

    A police standoff in Canonsburg ended peacefully about 3:15 p.m. today when police escorted a man from his First Street home.
    The standoff began about 10:30 a.m. when police were called to the home on First Street near Hooks Lane. A middle-aged man who lives at the home with his elderly mother became agitated when mental health and protective services caseworkers came to his home this morning to have him taken to a hospital for an involuntary mental health commitment. The caseworkers had visited the home Tuesday to check on the welfare of his mother and the man became agitated, causing them to seek the commitment.

    Police said he shoved one of the caseworkers and threatened to kill them. The caseworkers grabbed his mother and got her out of the house.

    Police then began attempting to make contact with the man. His mother said she did not know if there were weapons in the house, but she believed she had all the ammunition secured. First Street was closed in the area. Parents of Canon-McMillan school students were notified through the district’s alert system that bus routes traveling through that area could be late. The man was taken to Washington Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
    Good thing for the O-R!

  12. Seeking balance says:

    good thing we have access to a media outlet that has accurate information! Just doesn’t appear to be here!

  13. jomama says:

    I live up the street from where this happened. channel 4 came and when they could not get any information from the police, they interviewed someone that had no idea what was going on and lives 2 blocks away. Can’t wait to see how they pull that one off.

  14. sarah says:

    Hey Genius the more you speak the more stupid you become. Kudos to Tina and Steve.

  15. Rose says:

    No comment juat question. Wonder what agency the social workers were with . Have had the misfortune of having so called help from social workers in Allegheny County, will withold name of said agency but stay clear. Arrogant,
    non professional. Worst experience of my life and all involved.

  16. Gail says:

    Why dont you leave it alone, the poor guy has problems, if its the same guy I knew years ago, He was a great friend, and a person, sometimes life doesnt go the way you plan .. HE has family who are living with this everyday.. I will say a prayer for Larry and his whole family.. Good Luck to you all..

  17. redrock100 says:

    Its Bush”s fault

  18. Dr. Heffner says:

    sounds like Gestapo tactics

  19. will g says:

    i think i would be a little upset too if someone came into my house and forcebaly tried to have me removed. it’s your right to be crazy or stupid in your own house as long as you don’t hurt anybody. there has to be more to this story.

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