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Sandy Twp. Police Department Stand-off

A DuBois man is in custody after a near hour-long standoff at the Sandy Township Police Department in Clearfield County.

On Tuesday, just after 5:30 pm, Sandy Township authorities responded to a report of a car rolled over on its roof.

Sandy Township Police Chief Kris Kruzelak said 31-year-old Anthony Morrison was found on the scene, “He was outside of the vehicle and officers through their investigation found out when the vehicle was on it’s roof that Mr. Morrison had shot the windows out with a firearm.”

Authorities kept the weapon for safekeeping to verify ownership and to confirm if Morrison had a valid protection permit.

“Mr. Morrison became irate on the scene at our officers demanding his firearm back,” said Chief Kruzelak.

Through the course of their investigation, authorities discovered that the firearm was not registered to Morrison and that he produced an expired protection permit.

About a hour after the accident, authorities said Morrison showed up to the Sandy Township Police Department in full body armor, wearing a tactical vest, with numerous magazines of ammunition.

“A confrontation between the officers and Mr. Morrison transpired outside of the station and Mr. Morrison went to his vehicle and retrieved a AR pistol rifle,” Chief Kruzelak said.

Forty-five minutes later, he said officers were able to defuse the situation and Morrison was taken into custody.

Morrison is being held at the Clearfield County Jail facing multiple weapon charges and one count of disorderly conduct.

“I want to be sensitive because he was a veteran that served overseas in Afghanistan and I think that he’s having some mental health issues that we want to help him address,” said Chief Kruzelak.

Morrison’s bail was set at $100,000, his preliminary hearing is set for next Friday.

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