2012-04-18 / Front Page

Auburn Man OK after Seven-Hour Standoff

D.C. Koviack

 Russell Fauver, 29, of Auburn Township, barricaded himself inside his home about 3 a.m. this morning  and did not come out until about 10:45 a.m. Fauver, whose address is 1905 Dougherty Road, Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, was threatening to harm himself and possibly others. State Police Trooper Connie Devens, who gave a statement at the scene on Wednesday, said that no shots were fired and that no one, including Fauver, had been injured or harmed.

Police did not say whether or not Fauver had a firearm or other weapon or whether firearms were found on the property. Devens said there were no children involved in the incident. She added that Fauver was in custody but no criminal charges were pending to the best of her knowledge.

The State Police Site Emergency Response Team, as well as police and emergency personnel from Elk Lake, Springville, Gibson, Honesdale, Tunkhannock and Dimock, were on scene before 4 a.m. and were able to speak to Fauver. After more than seven hours of negotiation, Fauver came out of the house without incident.

“We were alerted to the situation when a friend of the family called the state police,” Devens said. The Fauver residence is on a secluded dirt road that is some distance off Route 267. Devens said there was no danger to the community but could not comment on whether or not Fauver would undergo any type of psychiatric evaluation.



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