Lower Pottsgrove Standoff Ends With AWOL Soldier Found Dead Inside Home (video)

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LOWER POTTSGROVE — A 5½-hour standoff involving a man reportedly AWOL from the Pennsylvania National Guard ended with the discovery of his lifeless body in a second-floor bedroom early Wednesday night.

Lower Pottsgrove Police Chief Michael Foltz said the Montgomery County Detectives were not called to the scene because authorities do not believe the incident is a homicide. Township police would be conducting a thorough investigation throughout the evening hours Wednesday, Foltz said.

A van from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office arrived at the scene shortly before Foltz addressed the media for the last time and confirmed the subject of the standoff was found dead.

Police did not release the name of the deceased pending notification of next of kin.

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Police Standoff With Caln Township Resident Ends In Tragedy

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CALN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A three-hour police standoff in the first block of Brighton Court in the Wedgewood Estates Development ended Monday evening with a township man reportedly committing suicide, police said.

Caln Police Lt. Jeffrey Nash said police went to the residence to interview a suspect on a criminal matter about 3 p.m. and failed to contact him. At that point a crisis management team was called and they, too, failed to contact him. About 6 p.m., a SWAT team entered the home and found Gerald Redden, 39, dead in the basement with a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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