ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police with guns drawn swarmed a home in Ross Township Friday, and now police are revealing what lead to it.
Det. Brian Kohlhepp, from Ross Township Police, says they were investigating a reported claim of child sex abuse and called 66-year-old Richard Schubert to ask him to come to the station.
KDKA’s David Highfield Reports:
Instead, police say Schubert began threatening to take his own life.
Det. Kohlhepp says because they knew he had weapons at his home, that he also had a history of mental problems and because his wife was there, police moved into action.
They shut down the road in front of the house and told people in nearby businesses to stay put.
Police say they remained on the phone with Schubert the entire time, and when officers arrived he surrendered peacefully.
According to court papers, Schubert admitted to abusing the child during the phone conversation.
The alleged assault took place 10 years ago, but police just learned of the allegation this week.
KDKA’s Paul Martino Reports:
Schubert now faces a list of abuse charges including, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children and corrupting the morals of minors.
He’s in the Allegheny County Jail where he will undergo a mental evaluation.
No injuries were reported.