A six-hour standoff Sunday night ended peacefully with the arrest of a Springettsbury Township man who'd threatened family members, township Police Chief Thomas Hyers said.
Samuel Nugent, 31, of 3910 Ridgewood Road, is charged with two counts each of simple assault and making terroristic threats. He was arraigned Monday morning and taken to county prison on $35,000 bail, police said.
Officers were called to Nugent's home about 7:15 p.m. and were told Nugent was highly intoxicated and had threatened to kill several family members, police said. Nugent barricaded himself in his home, according to the chief.
Officers learned Nugent had several weapons inside the home but he never brandished them, Hyers said.
The York County Quick Response Team was called in and, after hours of communication that included near constant phone contact with Nugent, he surrendered peacefully at 1:15 a.m. Monday, Hyers said.
After Nugent's arrest, police went in his home and seized a shotgun, handgun, rifle and BB gun, the chief said, stressing that Nugent never threatened police with the firearms.
"The efforts of the QRT negotiators and tactical officers are what led to the peaceful resolution of this incident," Hyers said. "They ... really did a phenomenal job."