South Side standoff ends peacefully


A high speed chase led to a standoff that, after negotiations, was able to end peacefully today.

The incident began with a burglary in Vienna Township, then turned into a hit and run and became an high speed chase down state Route 11 at more than 100 mph at times.

The episode finally ended with the suspect barricading himself in a house at 3025 Kiwatha Road. After some negotiation the situation ended peacefully and the suspect was taken for medical attention.

Vienna Township Police Chief Andy Pecchio said the suspect would be charged with several felony charges relating to the chase and burglary.

The suspect’s name has not yet been released.

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