Man dead after seven-hour standoff in West Manheim Township

After a seven-hour standoff, police found a male subject dead inside a home in the 2600 block of Baltimore Pike in West Manheim Township, Pa.

West Manheim Township police were attempting to serve a warrant on a male subject at a residence around 1 p.m. when the man opened fire on the officers.


The officers returned fire and the man barricaded himself in the residence, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release Monday evening.

The York County Quick Response Team was called to the scene and found the man dead inside the home, the release stated. Police did not indicate a time of death.

Throughout Monday afternoon, dozens of police vehicles flooded the 2600 block of Baltimore Pike and nearby Mini Market of Hanover at Shell Rapid Lube, 2633 Baltimore Pike. Local and state police meandered around the property with assault rifles, bulletproof vests and riot gear.

Various York County police units set up a perimeter around the residence, trying to get the male subject to communicate with officers and to come out of the house.

The York County Quick Response Team vehicle was seen driving back and forth from the West Manheim Township municipal building and the active police scene several times throughout the day.

As the afternoon shifted to evening, police trickled out of the area.

Officers from several different agencies including Pennsylvania State Police and Southwestern Regional Police could not confirm what was going on as they left the scene. Several said only that they were called in to assist in the response and to "secure the perimeter."

By 6:30 p.m., only a cop car or two and a handful of officers remained on the scene. At one point around 5:15 p.m., a voice could be heard over a loudspeaker, requesting for a "Brian" to pick up his phone and "talk about the events that happened earlier."

No law enforcement officials were injured during the incident, the release said.

Police would not release any other details at press time.