Hours-Long Standoff in Sayre Ends With Multiple Charges
SAYRE, Pa (WENY) -- A man from Sayre is facing several charges following an hours-long standoff over the weekend.
Jason Sampson was charged with making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and simple assault.
Police received reports of an emotionally disturbed person with a gun at a home on Stedman Street.
When they arrived at the scene at around 9:30 p.m., they secured the area and evacuated nearby homes between Stevenson and West Lockhart Streets.
After several hour officials were able to take the 35-year-old into custody.
Sampson was taken to Robert Packer Hospital on a mental health warrant.
During a search, police say they found several long guns, a handgun, and a crossbow.
Sampson is facing several charges and police say more are pending.