Man in custody after Pulaski police find him barricaded within home

The man is reported to be mentally ill, with a history with local police

The man is reported to be mentally ill with a history with local police.

PULASKI, PA (WKBN) – The SWAT team and multiple police departments shut down a road in the Pulaski township after reports of a man shooting his property.

Police have taken him into custody and are not releasing his name yet, and he hasn’t been charged with anything.

His house is on Route 208 in Pulaski, a busy street in the township. A lot of police involvement kept the neighbors safe.

A Pennsylvania State Police Chopper, tactical response teams and mutual aid for the Pulaski township were all on scene.

From the street, the house is surrounded by trees, making it hard to reach. It’s not the first time cops have been at the house.

“He shoots his property. He has in the past, and he did today,” said Sgt. Randy Courson of the Pulaski Township Police Department.

Cops covered about a quarter mile stretch. Just down the road on Oak Ridge, police were at a family member’s house. People called in saying they thought they saw the man wandering the neighborhood. Police reported that his cell phone was found at the second house on Oak Ridge Road.

“They pinged his phone, and it actually came back over into that area. There’s a 30 acre area over there where we thought he might be,” Courson said.

The standoff ended where it originally started, his home.

“After the subject refused to come out the house, they fired tear gas into pepper spray into the home,” Courson said.

Which finally made the man come outside. Despite the man being taken away in handcuffs, he’s not going to spend the night in jail, instead a hospital to receive mental evaluations.

“Our mental health crisis was involved with that decision, and they completed the paperwork for that,” Courson said.

Police took multiple guns away from the home after searching it.

Also, a Rolling Hills Golf Course was evacuated because of the stand off, the man’s backyard connects to the golf course. They were in the middle of a 100 person golf outing when this happened.

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