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Police: Man in custody after hours-long standoff in Warwick Township

Update: The suspect has been identified as William Allen Evans, 53, of Lititz. Police released his identity after charges were filed.
Credit: Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Update, 1 p.m. (Monday): Police have identified the suspect as William Allen Evans, 53, of Lititz.

Previous Update

Update (Saturday, 3:17 p.m.) Police say the man involved in the hours-long standoff in Warwick Township is not able to be released from medical care for preliminary arraignment. 

The man is in custody and will be identified when charges are filed. He is facing charges of reckless endangerment and terroristic threats, among other related charges, according to police.

Previous Coverage

A man is in police custody today, after a standoff that began Friday evening until early Saturday, police said.

Friday evening, officers responded to the 500 block of Creekside Lane, Lititz, after a domestic fight escalated.

Two people inside the home fled and called 9-1-1.

An armed 56-year-old man inside the home started firing shots when he saw police arrive on the scene, according to police.

He was finally taken into custody around 3:40 a.m. after hours of negotiation with the Lancaster County SERT team. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

No injuries were reported.

The unnamed man is now facing felony charges.