June 20, 2018

Standoff with armed man ends quietly

SALEM TWP - Heavy police presence was reported in the Hamlin area about 9:30 Tuesday morning was due to a man with a rifle in apparent distress.

Neighbors called 911, saying Dylan Hopkins, 45, was pacing back and forth, sometimes pointing an AR15 rifle at a home on Route 590. State Police responded and took the man into custody without incident a short time after receiving the call.

Hopkins was taken to a hospital for evaluation.  He is expected to be charged with recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, and illegal possession of a weapon due to a prior felony conviction.

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