BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — Bensalem police have arrested a man after a barricade situation on Saturday morning. Jeffrey Weikel, 52, has been charged with terroristic threats, aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm, and other offenses.
Just after 4 a.m., police say they responded to shots fired in the 2100 block of Dunksferry Road. Police say they began to evacuate residents from homes nearby and established a perimeter around Weikel while he continued to fire shots at officers with an AK-47 and shotgun.CBS3 SummerFest: Manayunk Arts Festival Returning In Full-Force This Weekend For First Time Since 2019
Police say they were forced to take cover. A home across the street was struck by gunfire, but thankfully no one was injured.
Police say SWAT determined Weikel’s family was in the basement of the home during the barricade.READ MORE: Phillies' Bryce Harper Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb After Being Hit By Pitch In 4-2 Win Over Padres
SWAT was able to safely evacuate the family members from the house before making contact with Weikel, police say.
Police say they were able to get Weikel to exit his house unarmed. He was taken into custody without incident.MORE NEWS: Funeral Services For Fallen Philadelphia Firefighter Lt. Sean Williamson Begin Sunday Evening
Weikel is currently being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility. His bail was set at $1 million.