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State troopers surround home in Washington County

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By Michael Hasch

Published: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 11:54 p.m.

Heavily-armed state troopers surrounded a home in Washington County Friday where a man with a gun is believed to be barricaded.

Specific details of the incident that began around 4:30 p.m. in the community of Ellsworth were not immediately available, but police have confirmed that some shots were fired.

It was not clear if the shooting occurred before or after the state police Special Emergency Response Team surrounded the home located near the intersection of North Main and Oak streets, not far from the Bentworth High School football field.

A school for special needs students was put on lock down for about an hour before those inside were escorted to safety, police said.

Ellsworth is about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh.

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