Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Incident on East High Street gives residents a scare

Residents in the 500 block of East High Street near C.R.'s Friendly Market were on edge last night after the Elizabethtown Police Department called in the Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team.

At about 8 p.m., police had received a report of a male entering an apartment with a shotgun and loading it as he approached the entrance to the apartment, according to a news release from the police department.

Officers tried to contact the resident of the apartment by phone but were unsuccessful and requested assistance from SERT.

While preparing to enter the apartment, the suspect exited the apartment and was taken into custody. The male was a friend of the apartment's resident. There was also another female in the apartment.

Police interviewed both individuals and determined that the male had taken a shotgun, which he owned, into the apartment but it was not loaded in the parking lot area.

No charges were filed and the police and SERT cleared the scene at about 11 p.m.

Elizabethtown Police were also assisted by officers from Mount Joy, Northwest Regional Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police.

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