Police: Man dead after several-hour standoff in Uniontown

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UNIONTOWN, Pa. —

State police confirmed Friday night that the man who barricaded himself inside a Uniontown home on Friday is dead.

Earlier Friday, state police surrounded the home, where a man sought refuge after allegedly firing shots at police and crashing a truck into a home.

According to police, the incident began around 11:30 a.m. near Ohiopyle State Park, when police began chasing a truck.

Authorities said the truck crashed into a home on North Gallatin Avenue after someone inside the truck fired shots at the officers.

After the truck crashed into the home, a female suspect was quickly taken into custody, along with a neighbor who has since been released. The male suspect then broke into a home on Center Avenue.

Several law enforcement vehicles immediately surrounded the home, about three blocks from Laurel Highlands High School.

The high school and Clark and Marshall elementary schools were placed on lockdown because of the situation.

A spokeswoman for the Laurel Highlands School District said most students were able to go home, with the exception of children who live in the immediate area around the standoff.