The Associated Press
JAMISON, Penn. (AP) -- A man surrendered to police after a seven-hour
standoff that saw a heavy exchange of gunfire, some of which injured
the man, police said.
Thomas John Malone, 52, of Warwick Township, Bucks County, was shot
in the chest and pelvic area but walked out on his own just before 9
a.m. Friday, authorities said. No one else was injured.
Police later evacuated about 20 homes and businesses amid concerns
that the house was being used as a methamphetamine laboratory.
Malone allegedly fired shots into the ceiling during a dispute with a
woman at about 2 a.m., prompting her to flee the house and summon
A SWAT team responded. Malone allegedly fired two dozen shots at
police at about 5:30 a.m., leading police to return fire.
"When the officers were fired upon, they returned nine rounds into
the building," Warwick Township Police Chief Joseph Costello said.
Police also used tear gas to try to flush the man out.
Malone was in fair condition at Abington Memorial Hospital on Friday
afternoon following surgery, a nursing supervisor said.
He was charged with attempted homicide for the shots fired at police,
as well as aggravated assault, a weapons violation, making
terroristic threats and other charges.
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Malone had not been arraigned and it was not immediately clear if he
had a lawyer, officials said.