• Man in custody after hostage incident in Washington County

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    CANTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A standoff with state police in Canton Township lasted several hours and during that time state police had Route 40 closed.

    Investigators told Channel 11's Cara Sapida a man in his 50s was holding a woman hostage and threatening her.

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    The initial report was that the man had a weapon, and as a precaution neighbors and area businesses were evacuated. Nearby schools were also put on alert.

    The woman was released two hours after police arrived. A short time later the man turned himself over and was taken into custody.

    The man has not been identified, but troopers told Channel 11 he will be charged.


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