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Man Flown From SWAT Situation In Westmoreland County

By: KDKA-TV's Ross Guidotti and Lindsay Ward

ADAMSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) - A SWAT situation at a home in Adamsburg, Westmoreland County ended when a man was flown to the hospital.

Numerous emergency vehicles were on Edna Road from 8 p.m. Wednesday until 2 a.m. Thursday. SWAT was on the scene as well as North Huntingdon police. For hours, two maintenance vehicles blocked off Edna Road to traffic.

I was scared. It was a quiet neighborhood. I was really scared," said neighbor Shelley Jupena.

Neighbors identified the man inside the home as 47-year-old George Gardner. Neighbors say Gardner's wife and two children escaped the home early in the incident.

"They eventually brought SWAT in, started shooting tear gas through the windows," said Jupena.

WATCH: KDKA's Lindsay Ward reports

Hours passed as state police used siren blasts as well as flashbang grenades and loudspeakers to try to coax the man from the home.

"My husband stepped out earlier but was told to stay in the house. All of us were told to stay in the house none of us knew what was going on," said Jupena.

The incident would come to an end when Gardner was finally taken from the home then flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital for medical treatment.

KDKA's learned the woman and children in the house are safe. As for the condition of George Gardner, no information has been released.

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