Suspect killed after 14 hour standoff in Tioga County, PA. identified

December 12, 2019
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UPDATE (12/11/19) Pennsylvania State Police have identified the suspect involved in the incident as 68-year-old Delos Lowe of Elkland.

The investigation is ongoing. 

UPDATE: Pennsylvania Congressman Fred Keller has released a statement regarding the 14-hour standoff situation that left two troopers injured and the suspect dead. 

“The standoff in Tioga County yesterday was a stark reminder that our police and first responders put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. We are thankful that both Troopers wounded in yesterday’s incident are on the road to recovery, for the other Troopers who put their lives on the line to bring the standoff to a conclusion, and for the medical professionals who took care of our heroes. Our office continues to monitor the latest developments related to this incident.”

NELSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WENY) -- After about 14 hours in a standoff with Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), a gunman has been killed.

Troopers responded to a home on Barney Hill Road in Nelson Township of Tioga County yesterday to conduct a check on the welfare of a man who resides there. Information had been provided to authorities that he had not been able to be contacted for a couple weeks, which was reportedly unusual.

Upon arrival, troopers say they announced themselves and attempted to ascertain if anyone was in the residence. A gunshot was fired at the troopers, and one was struck. PSP retreated, requested backup, and secured the scene.

The trooper who was struck was Life Flighted from the scene. According to a PSP press release, he remains hospitalized and in stable condition.

Another trooper sustained a leg injury at the scene. He was treated and released.

The PSP Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) was activated due to the individual barricading himself in the home. Authorities say attempts were made to get him to surrender from his barricaded position, but he refused. The man reportedly fired at PSP members several times during the approximately 14-hour standoff.

At about 2 a.m. today, PSP SERT returned fire and the individual was killed.

The standoff situation has ended, but the investigation is ongoing. Further details will be released as the investigation develops.