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Fayette Co. Suspect Surrenders After 5-Hour Standoff

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UNIONTOWN (KDKA) – A standoff in Fayette County ended peacefully Wednesday morning.

According to police, it took hours for a man, who locked himself inside a home in Uniontown, to come outside.

Police were trying to serve Jacob Springer with a warrant when they showed up at a home at the intersection of Hopwood and Cool Springs Roads.

“We had a Jacob Springer that the Uniontown Police had a felony warrant for,” says Lt. Douglas Bartoe, of the Pennsylvania State Police. “Troopers from the Uniontown barracks came here to serve the warrant, they had information he was inside, and he would not come out.”

Springer is accused of being involved in a hit-and-run crash, and running from police.

A woman and two young children were inside the Uniontown home when police arrived.

“An argument ensued, and they would not come out,” says Lt. Bartoe.

It took five hours, but Springer eventually surrendered and was arrested.

“He did not threaten anybody, and there was no contact with him,” says Lt. Bartoe.

No one was hurt during the incident.

“We’re securing a search warrant for the residence, and we’re anticipating more charges against him,” says Lt. Bartoe.

The details on those additional charges have yet to be released.

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