By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PETERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A SWAT team was called to a scene in Peters Township after it was a reported a gunman had barricaded inside a home with a hostage.READ MORE: Police: 1 Dead, Another Wounded After Shooting At Allegheny Commons East
911 dispatchers confirmed a SWAT situation on East McMurray Road in Peters Township, Washington County.
The Peters Township fire department said the road was closed from Center Church Road to Inverness Drive because of an “active police incident.” People were warned to avoid the area.READ MORE: Report Says ‘Serious Racial Disparities’ Exist In Pennsylvania Juvenile Court
Police say they were alerted about a gunman barricaded inside the home with a hostage. That’s when SWAT moved in and two people inside came out about an hour and a half later.
East McMurray Road has since reopened and the fire department says the scene isn’t active anymore.MORE NEWS: WATCH: Water Main Break Sends Water And Debris Shooting Into Peace, Love And Little Donuts In Strip District
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