Person dead after police tried serving search warrant in Delmont

Person dead after police tried serving search warrant in Delmont

DELMONT, Pa. — They were serving a search warrant in connection with a sexual assault investigation and heard gunshots. That's what Delmont police said caused the large police presence and why they shut down nearby roads Saturday evening.

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The incident happened at a home on West Pine Street. Police said they set up a perimeter and evacuated nearby homes. Offices said they made multiple attempts to contact the person inside the home.

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Around 10:30 p.m., police said that Richard Franco, 56, was found dead inside the house from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Update.... Actor has been found deceased in the home from a self inflicted gun shot wound. Roads will be opened as soon as possible. No injuries to first responders.

Posted by Delmont Borough Police Department on Saturday, August 10, 2019

Route 66 was closed from Route 22 going toward Delmont during the incident.

Police said there were no injuries to first responders and no law enforcement officers fired their weapons.

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