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Standoff in Washington County ends with arrest of four suspects

| Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
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A five-hour standoff in Washington County ended peacefully Tuesday night with the arrests of four robbery suspects, according to police.

The robbery happened just before 7 p.m. at a home on College Street in Canonsburg, according to an emergency dispatcher. A SWAT team responded when the suspects refused to come out of a house on Smith Street.

Police evacuated nearby homes as a precaution, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV. At least one person barricaded in the home was believed to have had a gun, though no shots were fired.

Amanda Snatchko, 25, Tonaiya Carr, 19, and Denver Findley, 16, all of Canonsburg, are charged with robbery, conspiracy, reckless endangerment and simple assault. Travis Bush, 27, of Canonsburg is charged with robbery.

Devan Byrd told the TV station that the incident started with a home invasion at his house. He said a friend asked him to hang out and brought an unexpected group of people with him.

“They barged their way in, put a gun to my temple and said, ‘Run them pockets,'” Byrd said.

He said he almost didn't call police because his life was threatened.

“(They said,) ‘If you tell anyone or say anything, I'll come back and kill you,'” Byrd said. “Pretty scary night. (He) said he was going to be watching my house.”

Police at the scene declined to comment on Byrd's allegations.

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