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Police standoff with man in Northampton ends peacefully

Man taken into custody after keeping police at bay for 7 hours

Man in standoff identified

NORTHAMPTON, Pa. - A man was apprehended after a tense, seven-hour standoff in Northampton County.

It started at around 2 p.m. Sunday in the basement apartment of the Gin Mill and Grille restaurant at 1750 Main St. in Northampton.

Timothy Snyder barricaded himself and threatened to detonate a bomb after crews didn't respond to his initial report of a stolen pocket knife, police said.

Several homes were evacuated after the bomb scare was reported.

Tactical teams spent most of the day trying to convince the man to surrender.

At one point, Snyder asked for a pizza and $200, which he didn't receive, police said.

The standoff ended peacefully just before 9 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Snyder was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

He will be facing numerous charges, including terroristic threats and recklessly endangering others, police said.

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