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SWAT Called For Man Wanted By Newtown Twp. Police


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UPDATE: Police release details on man they are seeking

Officers rushed to Middletown Township’s Langhorne section Friday afternoon as they attempted to arrest a man wanted by Newtown Township police.

The incident started in the area of Detective Christopher Jones Memorial Park on Maple Avenue early in the afternoon. Members of the multi-agency South Central Emergency Response Team were called to the area.

As of 2 p.m., additional officers in tactical gear were arriving to the scene. A command post had been set up outside the Langhorne Brewing Company, about a 1,500 feet from where neighbors said the activity was focused.

Joseph Bartorilla, Middletown police chief, said the man is wanted by the Newtown Township Police Department.

A police car rushing to the scene. Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

The wanted person resides in the area of the incident, which sits about a mile outside of Langhorne Borough, police said.

The chief said the incident is not a standoff but remained active as of 2:30 p.m.

West Maple Avenue was closed between Hawthorne Avenue and Alscot Lane.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001