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ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) — A suspect is in police custody following a nearly six-hour long standoff in Beaver County overnight.
Darryl Guest, 20, is the man police say barricaded himself inside a home on Wykes Street in Aliquippa for nearly six hours. Police went to the home to serve multiple warrants, but when they got to the door, Guest wouldn’t come out.
It all started around 8 p.m. Thursday and stretched till nearly 2 a.m. Friday morning.
“It was chaotic. There was a lot of police activity. SWAT team, they were in gear. My God. I don’t know what he could’ve done,” said a neighbor that didn’t want to be identified. “They wouldn’t even let you come down the street. They told everybody to stay back.”
The neighbor said she was up for hours during the standoff.
“They begged him and begged him to come out, and I didn’t know he came out and I went to sleep,” the neighbor said.
Police and SWAT officers were able to get inside and arrest Guest after throwing gas canister projectiles at the house, which shattered the glass upstairs. They didn’t find any weapons, and had to knock down the front door.
The Beaver County District Attorney said police initially responded to the home to serve warrants out of Center and Brighton Townships for armed robbery, possession of a firearm and drug trafficking after receiving a tip he was squatting there.
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Last week, police said Guest was spotted parked across the street from the house, but took off after a short chase. The DA said Guest has a long criminal history including arrests for aggravated assaulted and attempted homicide. He expects to file additional charges.
Guest is being held at the Beaver County Jail.