Standoff That Started At Lehigh County Post Office Ends After Several Hours

A 30-year-old Lehigh County man was hospitalized after an hours-long negotiation that began at a local post office, PA State Police said.

Germansville Post Office

Germansville Post Office

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Troopers responded to the Germansville Post Office on Memorial Road in Heidelberg around 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, for a man who was harassing customers, authorities said.

After the confrontation, a trooper went to the man's home down the street, where the man threatened to kill the trooper and was showing the trooper items in a threatening manner, according to police.

Troopers from both the Bethlehem and Fogelsville stations arrived on scene and created a perimeter around the male’s home. The man eventually left his home and was taken into custody by State Police, then hospitalized for a mental health evaluation.

Several local streets were closed during the incident.

Assisting at the Scene: Pennsylvania State Game Warden, Germansville Fire Department, Northwestern Lehigh School Police and the Special Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.).

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