BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. - U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement could be seen swarming a six-apartment building on Middletown Road in Bethlehem Township Thursday morning.
A spokesperson for the agency says they were there to arrest 21-year-old Arys Rodriguez, a man wanted by NYPD's Bronx Violent Felony Squad and the Bronx District Attorney for homicide.
U.S. Marshals say Rodriguez is believed to be involved in a deadly shooting on Aug. 3.
They showed up at the apartment around 7 a.m. Thursday urging other tenants to leave. Rodriguez reportedly refused to surrender initially, but did so after about an hour and half of negotiating, according to U.S. Marshals.
Neighbors didn't want to go on camera. They tell us Rodriguez didn't live there very long.
They say they had no idea what was going on when law enforcement arrived Thursday morning, but that they're glad it didn't end badly.
Rodriguez is in custody at Northampton County Prison awaiting extradition to New York to face charges.
All tenants are back in their apartments.
We reached out for more information on the homicide Rodriguez was wanted for, but law enforcement officials declined to comment further.