After a daylong standoff, police persuaded a Bucks County man who had barricaded himself in his house to come out - but not, they said, before he allegedly tried to disable a SWAT team robot with a stick.
The confrontation began about 11:40 a.m. Friday when Bedminster police received a call about a possibly suicidal man from one of his relatives. The caller told police the 52-year-old man, whose name police did not release, had recently bought a shotgun.
When police arrived at the Wigton Circle apartment where the man lives with a roommate, they could hear him screaming, Sgt. Brian Pfaff said. When they asked him to come out of the apartment, he refused, Pfaff said.