Attempt To Serve Warrant Results In 2-Hour Standoff In Beaver County
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A standoff occurred in New Galilee when a suspect initially refused to cooperate with the police when they arrived to serve a warrant.
The standoff at 902 Washington St. was first reported around 11:40 a.m. Pennsylvania State Police were called to the scene shortly after.
Police were at the address to serve a bench warrant. After two-and-a-half hours, officers were able to get the 25-year-old Christopher Little to peacefully surrender.
With a population of not much more than 360, New Gaililee in Beaver County isn’t used to much excitement.
“Last evening our Warrants Team received a tip,” says Chief Deputy Sheriff Jay Alstadt.
They’d been told Little was staying an apartment house on Washington Street. The arrest warrants were for simple assault, resisting arrest, fleeing and reckless endangerment.
“He was supposed to have been brandishing a firearm,” said Alstadt.
Joined by Koppel Police, on their arrival little tried to get away.
“He immediately tried to go out a second story window,” said Alstadt.
But deputies were waiting.
“He went back inside,”said Alstadt. “Ran to the other end of house, tried to get out, by removing an air conditioner, tried to go out that window.”
Blocked again, little barricaded himself in the apartment — that’s when a Koppel sergeant got on a phone.
“Got a hold of the ex-girlfriend, or girlfriend and utilized her cell phone,” said Alstadt.
After a two-and-a-half hours, Little surrendered without incident.
A .9-millimeter gun was recovered from the house. The Sheriff’s Department has been trying to locate Christopher Little since February. He’s now in the Beaver County Jail.