MUHLENBERG, TWP., Pa. - A domestic argument involving a person with a gun drew a large police response in Berks County early Thursday morning.
Officers with several departments were dispatched at 12:15 a.m. to Raymond Street, near Bernhart Avenue, in Muhlenberg Township.Map: Police activity in Muhlenberg
Police said they arrived on scene and began negotiations with the suspect, who had barricaded himself inside a home.
The suspect, identified as Samuel Swavely, eventually surrendered without incident, bringing an end to the standoff around 3 a.m., police said.
Swavely, 22, was charged with simple assault, false imprisonment, terroistic threats, unlawful restraint and harassment. He was committed to the Berks County Jail on $75,000 bail.
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