Police: Roslyn Man in Custody after Attacking Roommate with Knife

Barricaded himself in room for about half an hour.


A Roslyn man is in custody after police say he assaulted his roommate with a knife in their apartment complex near the intersection of Easton Road and Tyson Avenue.

Police say that the victim received wounds to his or her hand but that they don't believe they are of a serious nature.

Abington Deputy Police Chief John Livingood told Patch that they were called to the scene late Wednesday afternoon, at which point the suspect barricaded himself in an upstairs room of his apartment. However, he emerged without incident about half an hour later and was taken into custody, Livingood said. Police believe that the suspect may be suffering from a mental health condition.

When Patch arrived on the scene at approximately 4:50 p.m., several residents were standing outside and watching the activity. Abington Police were speaking to a middle-aged man, believed to be a third roommate of the suspect, near the intersection of  Tyson Avenue and Bradsfield Road. Police and SWAT teams from Upper Moreland, Lower Moreland, and Hatboro were also on scene.


Check back with Patch as we update this story.



Victor B. Krievins October 04, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Outstanding Police Work!


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