Suspect In Custody Following Bellevue Standoff
BELLEVUE (KDKA) – A standoff situation in Bellevue ended peacefully Monday afternoon.
According to police, the incident started around 10 a.m. at a home near the intersection of Jefferson and Freemont Avenues.
The incident began when police and the constable tried to evict 55-year-old Anthony Fejfar from his home. At that time, he threatened police and barricaded himself inside the home.
“They heard what sounded like he was barricading himself inside, he made a statement that he was going to do whatever was necessary to protect his property,” Bellevue Police Officer Gary Neugebauer said.
Advised he had a gun, police backed off.
The SWAT team was eventually called to the scene. About four hours later, they kicked the door in and took the man into custody.
Neighbors say it was the latest in a series of bizarre events.
The man’s name has not been released at this time.
“He must have some mental illness or something because there would be nits where I would hear him up ere moaning and groaning and making all types of noise,” one neighbor said.
Police say once they got inside Fejfar’s apartment, they found a BB gun and a handgun in a hollowed out book.