Robbery suspect surrenders after barricading himself in home

Man barricaded inside Brackenridge home surrenders peacefully

BRACKENRIDGE, Pa. — Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and police officers surrounded a home Tuesday morning in Brackenridge as part of an ongoing bank robbery investigation, authorities said.

Neighbors alerted Channel 11 News to the large law enforcement presence on Morgan Street and 8th Avenue just after 8 a.m.

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Investigators said one person was barricaded inside a home on Eighth Avenue. That person, identified as Thomas George, surrendered peacefully just before 10:30 a.m.

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Federal officials said a search warrant was being served as part of the bank robbery investigation, and that's when George barricaded himself in the home.

“It can be tense going through this. We’re just glad and happy nobody got hurt and everything is good,” Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire said.

Investigators said George held up the Allegheny-Ludlum Brackenridge Federal Credit Union last week, making off with more than $100,000.

If convicted, George faces up to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.