Man in custody after SWAT responds to domestic disturbance in Spring Township

A domestic disturbance incident involving a man who barricaded himself in a Spring Township home ended peacefully Friday mid-day, after a lengthy standoff with Police.

The incident began Friday morning when Spring Township Police responded a residence on Wyoming Drive for a domestic disturbance.

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Several articles of clothing and personal items could be seen littered throughout the lawn in front of the townhouse. Police called in the Berks County Emergency Response Team and a psychologist to the scene to de-escalate the situation.

The heavy Police presence in the area prompted the temporary lockdown of two Wilson School District buildings, Cornwall Terrace Elementary and Wilson Southern Middle School, as a safety precaution.

Following a lengthy standoff and negotiation, the SWAT team entered the home after deploying a taser through an open door. A woman and kids were seen being taken out of the home during the raid. Police placed the man in custody. He was later transported to the hospital.

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Shortly after, the lock down of both schools were lifted. Police continue to investigate the situation. Additional details were not immediately available.

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