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Police: Suspect in Jeannette standoff had guns, drugs

Renatta Signorini
One person was taken into custody Sept. 26, 2019, after a brief standoff when Jeannette police and agents from the Attorney General’s office attempted to serve an arrest warrant, police said.

Police found guns, ammunition and drugs in a Jeannette apartment after a man was involved in a standoff with investigators Thursday on Gaskill Avenue, according to court papers.

Taylor Eliard Foster, 26, was being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $250,000 bail Friday.

Jeannette police and agents from the state attorney general’s office shut down the 900 block of the road Thursday afternoon when Foster allegedly hid from authorities. Investigators were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a terroristic threats case when Foster fled into another apartment in the building where he lives, according to court papers.

Residents watched from their porches and yards as he was taken into custody by the state attorney general’s Special Operations Group at 4:10 p.m.

During a search, police found $900, cocaine, two guns and ammunition in the apartment where Foster lives and the one where he was hiding, according to court papers. Additional charges were filed Friday against Foster, including burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm, drug possession and tampering with evidence.

He did not have an attorney listed in online court papers. An Oct. 10 preliminary hearing is set.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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