Nanticoke man in custody after standoff with police

By Dan Stokes - [email protected]
Police responded to this Honeypot Street home in Nanticoke Sunday afternoon after a man allegedly barricaded himself inside with a gun after making threats. The hour-long standoff ended peacefully. - Dan Stokes | Times Leader
Police place items in the back of a cruiser following a standoff on Honeypot Street in Nanticoke Sunday afternoon. - Dan Stokes | Times Leader

NANTICOKE — A city man was taken into police custody after an hour-long standoff with police Sunday afternoon.

Richard Simon, 33, of 12 Honeypot St., was arrested after barricading himself in his house with a gun after making threats, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Police received a call approximately 11 a.m. about a domestic dispute at the address, Nanticoke Police Chief Thomas Wall said.

Simon allegedly told the victim if she called police he would shoot her and then shoot the police if they came.

The victim was able to flee the house and alert authorities from a neighbor’s house nearby, Wall said.

City police secured the area with assistance from neighboring departments.

Wall said officers were in telecommunications contact with Simon, who eventually exited peacefully. Simon was taken into custody and was awaiting arraignment later Sunday.

Nanticoke police obtained a search warrant for the property, and officers recovered a Kel-Tec pistol at the scene.

“I’m unaware if drugs were a factor,” Simon said, “but everything is still under investigation.”

Police responded to this Honeypot Street home in Nanticoke Sunday afternoon after a man allegedly barricaded himself inside with a gun after making threats. The hour-long standoff ended peacefully.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_standoff2-1.jpgPolice responded to this Honeypot Street home in Nanticoke Sunday afternoon after a man allegedly barricaded himself inside with a gun after making threats. The hour-long standoff ended peacefully. Dan Stokes | Times Leader

Police place items in the back of a cruiser following a standoff on Honeypot Street in Nanticoke Sunday afternoon.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_Standoff1-1.jpgPolice place items in the back of a cruiser following a standoff on Honeypot Street in Nanticoke Sunday afternoon. Dan Stokes | Times Leader

By Dan Stokes

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Reach Dan Stokes at 570-991-6389 or on Twitter @ByDanStokes

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