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Police reveal details surrounding Harrisburg standoff on Thursday

When police reached Scott, he slammed and blocked the door of his apartment, concealing himself inside to avoid arrest for several hours.
Credit: Harrisburg Police
Rahfeek Scott

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Update Aug. 12: A man accused of barricading himself inside his home and causing a police standoff has been charged. 

Rahfeek Scott, 28, has been charged with flight to avoid apprehension, trial, or punishment. 

There were multiple active warrants out for Scott's arrest from Dauphin and Cumberland County. The warrants ranged from both felonies and misdemeanors. 

Police tried to apprehend Scott at on Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. in the 800 block of Green Street in Harrisburg. 

When police reached Scott, he slammed and blocked the door of his apartment, concealing himself inside to avoid arrest for several hours. 

Police were forced to use the Dauphin County Crisis Response Team to safely enter the apartment and arrest Scott. 

According to police, he hid inside the apartment for multiple hours before ultimately being apprehended. 

PREVIOUSLY: Harrisburg Police took a suspect into custody who was wanted for multiple felonies on Thursday afternoon. 

Rahfeek Scott, 28, was taken into custody at 808 Green Street. The situation began shortly after 1:30 p.m. and ended around 4 p.m. 

No one was injured in the apprehension of Scott. He was wanted for multiple felonies dating back to 2020, according to Harrisburg's Director of Communications Matt Maisel. 

Initial reports surrounding the incident indicated a stand-off situation between Scott and the police.

Scott was charged with rioting, institutional vandalism, and criminal mischief for alleged actions in a protest.

On July 19 of 2020, Scott was charged in a domestic incident where he allegedly choked a victim to the point of near unconsciousness at a home on the 800 block of Green Street. He also allegedly threatened to kill the victim, according to police reports from 2020. 

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