A 17-year-old is in custody after threatening to harm his family and responding police officers.

The juvenile, who was armed, barricaded himself in the 1200 block of Cardinal Dr. in Breinigsville.

He was believed to be under the influence of several types of narcotics and possibly having mental health issues.

Initial attempts to talk the juvenile out of the house were unsuccessful.

However, after a brief standoff he exited the home and was taken into custody without further incident.

The teenager was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital for a mental health evaluation and treatment.

He was also found to be in possession of drug-related paraphernalia and will face charges in juvenile court for the same.