Elderly Man Uses Wheelchair To Barricade Self Inside Home

GIBSONIA (KDKA) — An elderly man was taken away by ambulance after police say he used his wheelchair to barricade himself inside of his home this morning in Richland Township.

It all started around 9:30 a.m. along Patricia Lane when two nurses arrived to care for the 75-year-old man.

According to police, there were weapons in the home.

“We received a call here this morning from a nursing agency that two of their nurses were at this residence, and when they went in to treat the individual he became very combative and did not want them in the house. At that point in time, they saw two guns lying on the bed with him and they retreated from the house, called 911,” said Chief Robert Amann, of Northern Regional Police. “He took the wheelchair and barricaded himself inside the bedroom of the home.”

Authorities called in the man’s son who was able to help talk his father into surrendering.

Neighbors say they were told to stay inside their homes and would be alerted if it became necessary to evacuate.

It all ended around 11:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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