Off-Duty Police Officer Surrenders After Standoff In Doylestown
By Oren Liebermann
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS/AP)– Authorities say an off-duty New Jersey police officer has surrendered after a 10-hour standoff inside the Doylestown, Bucks County home of his estranged wife after firing at other police officers Sunday afternoon.
Police have identified the gunman as 42-year-old Richard Klementovich of Clifton Township, New Jersey.
The standoff shut down the neighborhood near the scene along Bittersweet Drive. Residents who were away when it began around 1:45 p.m. were not been able to get back in their homes during the standoff.
“We were coming back from the store. When we came here, we were stopped and they said, ‘No, you can’t come in,'” neighbor Marc Filiatreault said.
Police say Klementovich repeatedly hit two police cruisers and an armored personnel carrier. They say one bullet struck the sidewalk, and concrete shrapnel hit the face of Doylestown Borough Officer William Doucette, who is expected to be okay.
“It’s totally crazy,” said neighbor Jim Dibble. “You’d never expect it around here in our neighborhood or in this area.”
There is no word on any other injuries. No official charges have been filed.
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