Police: Man barricaded in house for hours in Rostraver taken for mental evaluation | TribLIVE.com

Police: Man barricaded in house for hours in Rostraver taken for mental evaluation


A man who barricaded himself inside a home in Rostraver for hours Thursday was taken to Pittsburgh for a mental health evaluation, police said.

Rostraver police did not identify the person who was taken from the house by ambulance.

A Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher said the incident began around 2:20 p.m. Thursday along the 500 block of West Spring Grove Boulevard.

Police cleared the scene at about 10:10 p.m.

The man had barricaded himself inside and state and township police surrounded the house.

State police from Belle Vernon confirmed they were assisting township police at the standoff.

No injuries were reported.

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