Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Police said during an exchange of gunfire, a downstairs neighbor of the alleged gunman in a Warminster apartment was struck and killed from her wounds at the scene.
Editor's Note: The victim of the shooting has been identified as Marie Zienkewicz, who was 89. A previous version of this story reported that she was 90. An 89-year-old neighbor of the man involved in a shootout with police at a Warminster apartment complex Tuesday evening was killed in the crossfire, officials said. Warminster Chief of Police Michael Murphy would not immediately release the victim's name, as she had not yet been positively identified by the coroner. Murphy said her family, however, had been notified. At this time, it is unclear how the woman got shot. According to Murphy, the gunman, Andrew Graham Cairns, 49, surrendered to police at approximately 2:30 a.m. Murphy said the incident began around 4 p.m. Tuesday, when police…
Residents of the Jefferson on the Creek apartments are being directed to William Tennent High School, where the Red Cross has set up a shelter.
Police are evacuating residents of the Jefferson on the Creek apartment complex due to the ongoing standoff with a gunman in one of the apartment buildings. Those who need a place to go are being directed to William Tennent High School, where the Red Cross has set up a reception center. School district officials said they began welcoming people to the cafeteria of the high school around midnight. As of 1 a.m., approximately 25 people were at the high school. In a statment released to the press, the Red Cross Said it is unclear just how many people are expected, but the reception center will remain open as long as necessary, providing snacks, drinks, and cots to people who need a warm, dry place to go. In a press confrence earlier this …
Warminster Police Chief Michael Murphy told members of the press it was going to be a 'cold, long night' as they begin to evacuate residents near the scene of the standoff.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Authorities seized bomb making ingredients and more than a dozen weapons from a Falls Township home after a standoff.
More than 32 armed SWAT officers, along with various other local and federal authorities, descended on 704 Warwick Road, across from Pennsbury High School, during an overnight standoff. The 54-year-old man, who was known by police to have a large amount of weapons, was unclothed when taken into custody by members of the Bucks County South Central Emergency Response Team, according to Falls Township Police Lt. Hand Ward. The standoff began Tuesday night when the man, who owns the home, became upset that his live-in girlfriend was attempting to get him help for mental health issues. She considered the highly-educated chemical engineer and former college professor a danger to himself and others after she found him mixing chemicals used to …