WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — Officials surrounded a building in Washington County after three people fled during a traffic stop Monday night.

The large police presence converged near an apartment building on West Chestnut Street and Hayes Avenue.

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The individuals ran out of a stolen car and barricaded themselves into an apartment on Hayes Avenue, a source told KDKA’s Jennifer Borrasso.

Officials were trying to get in touch with a 32-year-old man who was inside the building.

KDKA talked to the father of the man who was inside the house, as he tried to deescalate the situation.

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The Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team and SWAT were also on the scene.

Officials were spotted going in and out of the apartment twice.

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KDKA’s Amy Wadas Reports:


Some residents were evacuated.

“I saw the lights. Then I heard the intercom speaker saying come out with your hands up, we aren’t going anywhere. About 45 minutes later, we got a knock on the door and was told to evacuate the residence,” one neighbor said.

No word on if anyone is in custody.

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A vehicle was towed from the scene.

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