• Armor, ammunition among items found in home after SWAT situation

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    LINCOLN BOROUGH, Pa. - Armor, ammunition and drugs were found in a home in Lincoln Borough after a SWAT situation Wednesday morning, but the man who was later arrested was not inside.

    SWAT officers responded about 1 a.m. to a home along McLean Drive in Lincoln Borough after the man’s girlfriend called police and said he was armed and threatening her. They remained there until about 7:30 a.m., when it was determined the man, Edward Thomas, was not there.

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    During the SWAT incident, roads were blocked off and neighbors were asked to stay in their homes. 

    Police said Thomas’ girlfriend and her family were safe.


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    A short time after the SWAT team cleared the scene in Lincoln Borough, police said Thomas was arrested at his mother’s home in McKeesport.

    A subsequent search of the home in Lincoln Borough uncovered items including marijuana, body armor, knives and a silencer, police said. A gun was found in Thomas’ car.

    Investigators said weeks ago Thomas was served with a protection from abuse order from another woman -- his ex-wife. At that time, police took nearly two dozen guns from him.


     

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