O’Hara Township Standoff Ends Peacefully

O’HARA TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A standoff situation in O’Hara Township ended peacefully early Sunday morning.

A man had barricaded himself inside a home in the 300-block of Linwood Drive with his 7-year-old son around midnight.

Police set up inside the neighboring home of Tracy Lewis. According to Lewis, police had guns pointed at the suspect’s house.

Lewis called the suspect’s wife’s cell phone and he answered. He said he was holding his son hostage after an argument with his wife.

He also said he had just lost his job and threatened to commit suicide.

“[He] thought he was facing some jail time and that he didn’t want to go to jail. He thought taking his own life was better than going to jail,” Lewis said.

There are no reported injuries and his wife and other children left the house before the incident.

After his peaceful surrender around 8 a.m., his son was given over to a grandmother.

The suspect’s name has not been released at this time.


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  • Shane

    Now thats what i’m talking about,some good news for a change,nothing like a good standoff to get your day going.George,Poppy,Barbara where you loosers at,lets get some discord going.I say that dude should of planted himself instead of giving up his dignity.what do u fools say,or mabye we have some Methadone heads or perhaps career buss passers wanting to chime in,lets get the party started.

    • PirateRooster

      I agree, the guy should have just wasted one bullet on himself. No need for this miscreant to suck air any longer.

    • John Christian

      Yeah. “Loosers” and “Buss Passers.” Well articulated.

  • Shane

    Pirate Rooster agrees with me you see people i’m not the only discriminatory S.O.B.in this town. My views are ment to be terse thats for sure but they arn’t monotonous.The inception has began,you cannot depress the laundry list of criticims i have in store for the jack wagons that cripple our society.

  • Shane

    Apostile John Ccristian we CONFEDERATES do not diffuse to legitimize the point we are trying to make sir,my words are irrepressible and will sally forth,i trust you understand my point,do not solicitude youself in matters that do not concern you, for you are a plebeian moron at the very best.

    • John Christian


      Your words fly high and your sentences drift by like chitlins and ham hocks. Sir, I do not chastise, so do not trivialize, my words, which are wise. The Confederacy sir, lost the war, which makes you a loser in the highest regard. Do not take my words lightly, for I speak true.

      • Christian Man

        Amen, brother. Shane’s ancestors must’ve came from Ireland looking for potatoes.

  • PirateRooster


  • Anonymous

    It’s funny that this man’s wife had her cell phone the whole time. I wonder how this woman called it and got this jagoff. I have to disagree about the one bullet theory. Death is too good for this man. He deserves to be sentence for the rest of his pathetic little life and be placed in a cell with a giant man who will violate him until word gets around why he’s in prison. Hopefully, they’ll beat the last breath out of him.

  • Angel

    None of you know this family or what they’ve been through. Use the bullets on yourselves. (…and, yes, I do know them)

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