Standoff In Bucks County, 1 Person In...

Standoff In Bucks County, 1 Person In Custody

There are 259 comments on the WFMZ story from Apr 10, 2010, titled Standoff In Bucks County, 1 Person In Custody. In it, WFMZ reports that:

Police are locked in a standoff at this hour in Quakertown. It started shortly before 1:30 Saturday afternoon in the 400-block of Juniper Street.

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Sin Bad

Minneapolis, MN

#209 Apr 12, 2010
nah dog. that isn't real. praise jesus
HardCandy

United States

#210 Apr 12, 2010
qtown live in wrote:
Bikers and rednecks are welcome, Coons and low lives from a-town and philly can go away and this town would be pretty nice!!!
YES YES YES!!!!!!!! I totally agree with that. There is no better way to put it.
completely disgusted

Philadelphia, PA

#211 Apr 12, 2010
I have to say I am completely appalled by the nasty, hateful, UNTRUE things posted on here. It's pretty crazy that "Just the Facts" is advising counseling when it seems that is precisely what this person is in need of! You must be pretty darn low to have so much anger and negativity. Professional help may help cure you of this and teach you more positive ways to focus your energy. I almost feel sorry for you. By the way, since you seem to know so much about the entire Higgins family and are so convinced that what you are posting on here is factual, who the hell are you "Just the Facts" and "Dunbass"? The two of you are pretty pathetic in my eyes. You must have a lot of extra time on your hands. That must be nice. Oh and word to the wise, I wouldn't believe everything you see in the news. I can attest that much of what was released was completely untrue as are the cruel comments posted in this forum. Quakertown is a small town filled with very many small people (not all of you!) that really need to focus on positive things instead of blasting people in a time of pain and hurt and speculating as to what may have happened.
In Complete Shock

Quakertown, PA

#212 Apr 12, 2010
I must say that is so utterly saddening that you people feel the need to disrespect this family through these tough times. Coming from someone who has been a part of this family for over 15 years, it disgusts me that you think you know what you are talking about. And how dare you talk to Ali that way...she is only 14 years old. And I know each and every one of the girls and I personally know that they have all become great women and mothers. They are giving and caring and I know for a fact NONE of them are drug addicts. I honestly wish that people had their facts straight before they started talking about other people. And as for the people who are complaining about their taxes....SERIOUSLY? you have to pay your taxes either way, get over it, they are a part of life. And FYI the cops were notified that Paul was not in the house and they still had the SWAT team go into the house. No there was no meth lab and no there were no hostages. You people really need a hobby, instead of hurting a family that is already dealing with a tough time. Get over yourselves and find something to do with your free time.
PRO-HIGGINS4LIFE

Philadelphia, PA

#213 Apr 12, 2010
I am a close friend of the Higgins. I am appalled at how nasty some of your comments are. What makes all of you or your families so perfect? Have you never been in any trouble or have had any problems? The Higgins family is a good family with more love in their hearts then I'm sure most of you have. You jump on a "story" you heard on the news which was later reported to be untrue by a REAL news station, "Action News". You are all worse then a bunch of high school mean girls. Rather then judging someone you do not know, maybe you should look at your own imperfections and focus on them. My heart is with every one of the Higgins, including John.
Local Guy

Newtown Square, PA

#214 Apr 12, 2010
PRO-HIGGINS4LIFE wrote:
I am a close friend of the Higgins. I am appalled at how nasty some of your comments are. What makes all of you or your families so perfect? Have you never been in any trouble or have had any problems? The Higgins family is a good family with more love in their hearts then I'm sure most of you have. You jump on a "story" you heard on the news which was later reported to be untrue by a REAL news station, "Action News". You are all worse then a bunch of high school mean girls. Rather then judging someone you do not know, maybe you should look at your own imperfections and focus on them. My heart is with every one of the Higgins, including John.
John and Paul Higgins are substance abusers engaged in violent behavior. They need immediate intervention before they kill someone or themselves.
Hawg

Newtown Square, PA

#215 Apr 13, 2010
nobody got shot, the guy was useing his brother as an excuse to get out of trouble. his brother was noteven in town at the time. this guy needs help and hopefully he get it I went to school with him and he's a nice fellow when he's sober, he come's from a great family, give us all a break these are hard times for some and stop bashing Quakertown. there are far worst places to live. The sirens we all heard all day were the different agency's being brought in to help , SWAT Police,
Hazmat units, fire and ems units ,.to cover for The fire companies involved so that in case someone else needed help the protection, My hats off to all involved, great job.
Friend as well

Ann Arbor, MI

#216 Apr 13, 2010
Friend wrote:
I have known this family my whole life as I was born and raised in Quakertown. These two brothers come from a wonderful family and they have wonderful, loving, caring families of their own, including beautiful grandchildren.
You have no reason to believe one shot the other due to a meth lab - none at all; not unless of course you were there and saw it for yourself...and you're calling me a moron? Why don't you wait to hear confirmation of a meth lab on the news before jumping to conclusions?
This whole situation is sad for everyone involved and I, for one, am praying for the whole family.
This is a time for people to come together, not to be pointing fingers or calling names. I was raised "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
I agree. This is a person who has children and grandchildren. You should know the facts before posting false information. If you don't know the facts shut the h*** up. I am praying for this family as well.
Friend as well

Ann Arbor, MI

#217 Apr 13, 2010
Just the facts wrote:
The shooters name is John Higgins and he has a large family in Quakertown. He is known for dealing meth. Although I feel sorry for his children who range in age. Some being in their twenties. This man has introduced his own children to drugs as well as many of our youth in Quakertown.
In response to some of the comments. There are drugs in every town. There is violence in every town. Quakertown has gone down hill. What town hasn't? Look at the times. People resort to crime during hard times.
With that said I hope they put this man away. One more step towards cleaning up the streets.
I hope if you are saying this information you know for a fact that he turned his children to drugs. I know every single one of his children and heres a news flash they don't use.
Friend as well

Ann Arbor, MI

#218 Apr 13, 2010
Just the facts wrote:
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Are you high? Maybe you are if you are a member of this family. We said "HEARD"! That means "Heard" meaning it may or may not be true. They come from wonderful families. Perhaps but they turned out to be rotten eggs. Just because they come from wonderful families it does not mean they turned out alright. Ask his pill popping dope head daughters how wonderful their father is. Hey he can't be all bad after all he shares his stash with his kids and their friends.
His daughters are not pill poppers. If you don't know why must you write things? To make yourself feel better or because you think you are a know it all? I have been friends with his daughter for over 20 years I have NEVER done any drugs, nor when I was younger did I know he did them. Yeah he really must have been pushing hard for his daughters friends to use. Get your facts straight. Stop spreading lies!!!
justme

Middletown, IN

#219 Apr 13, 2010
Yawn
Saw it happen Qtown

Oak Park, MI

#220 Apr 13, 2010
I am a neighbor of John,and know him very well.As a former user,I cant tell you how many times Ive bought drugs from him and his ex Tina.He has sold drugs most of his life.I guess being dragged on the ground,with his pants around his ankles isnt an indication of how messed up this guy is.If you want to defend him thats your choice.Many times we have heard him screaming if someone parked near his house.He even smashed his other truck into someone's car once for it.This guy is a ticking bomb and im surprised no one has been killed.The cops took two rifles and a crossbow from his house.Maybe he shows his love with weapons? The guy is a head case,and should not be on the streets.Sooner or later he is gonna kill someone.
Friend as well

Ann Arbor, MI

#221 Apr 13, 2010
Juniper Street Resident I could not have said it better my self. John was like a father to me. He would have done anything for me and once he saved my life thanks to my own wonderful father. I love this family as they were my own and I am praying for them.
Agree

Grand Rapids, MI

#222 Apr 13, 2010
I agree with "Saw it Happen" these two are very violent individuals both of them need help. I know the family is in denial or wants to defend them but open your eyes this is not normal behavior. Someone is seriously going to get hurt and someone actually did already that's why Paul's in trouble for a Home Invasion threatning to kill two people with a gun. I guess that's all made up too , that's why he's out on bond waiting for his trial. Stop defending these two loving brothers..Get Real...There Dangerous..
Friend as well

Ann Arbor, MI

#223 Apr 13, 2010
I am not saying John is perfect, but then again who is? I know what first hand the pain his family is going through. This forum is not helping. I could not imagine anyone of you wanting people to be talking about your family like this in a public forum. Think about this family and the pain they are going through. If you think you are helping you are seriously mistaken. Think before you slander others.
completely disgusted

Wilmington, DE

#224 Apr 13, 2010
Please don't try to pretend to know someone's life and their family members when you don't. Beating people while they are down isn't fair. Remember that the people you are writing about have elderly parents, sisters, children, and grandchildren that may have access to the hurtful words you post. So many of you think nothing of badgering a 14 year old girl on here and providing false information, but yet think you have the right to judge others. I think you need to re-evaluate who you are and why you feel you have the right to judge others.
Saw it happen Qtown

Oak Park, MI

#225 Apr 13, 2010
His family isnt going through pain,its embarrassment,yet once again.Guess up to now he has been a model citizen,like his brother,thats why everyone knows them.What do you expect people to say on these forums when someone gets so high and create an embarrasing scene having a bunch of people see you laying on the ground with your pants around your ankels.Should people praise the actions he created? I hope they make him pay for all the swat team,haz mat teams,and nervous neighbors that knew one day he'd go nuts.Its so nice not having to hear his big mouth yelling at people and threatening them.But im sure his family will get him out of jail or looney bin and maybe next time he will shoot someone.But he is such a nice guy,right? Betting Tina is laughing her ass off right now and glad she left him years ago.
FYI

Perkasie, PA

#226 Apr 13, 2010
Saw it happen Qtown wrote:
His family isnt going through pain,its embarrassment,yet once again.Guess up to now he has been a model citizen,like his brother,thats why everyone knows them.What do you expect people to say on these forums when someone gets so high and create an embarrasing scene having a bunch of people see you laying on the ground with your pants around your ankels.Should people praise the actions he created? I hope they make him pay for all the swat team,haz mat teams,and nervous neighbors that knew one day he'd go nuts.Its so nice not having to hear his big mouth yelling at people and threatening them.But im sure his family will get him out of jail or looney bin and maybe next time he will shoot someone.But he is such a nice guy,right? Betting Tina is laughing her ass off right now and glad she left him years ago.
His family dosn't have to get him out he was home by Sunday morning. So if you live in QT thank you for your tax dollars we will be paying for the whole mess. The big question lingers why is he not in jail or at least a mental institution.
xqtown guy

Oak Park, MI

#227 Apr 13, 2010
I was visiting my mom saturday,when this all happened.We stood up at the corner and saw this idiot laying on the ground,with his butt hanging out for all to see.Ive known him for years when I lived at home and before I cleaned up years ago,several times got my drugs from him and his exwife Tina.What a skank she was,a perfect couple.Everyone in the neighborhood was terrified of him going off the deep end when I lived there and my mom says still are.Yep a real great guy lol.
friend of family

Allentown, PA

#228 Apr 13, 2010
Just the facts wrote:
The shooters name is John Higgins and he has a large family in Quakertown. He is known for dealing meth. Although I feel sorry for his children who range in age. Some being in their twenties. This man has introduced his own children to drugs as well as many of our youth in Quakertown.
In response to some of the comments. There are drugs in every town. There is violence in every town. Quakertown has gone down hill. What town hasn't? Look at the times. People resort to crime during hard times.
With that said I hope they put this man away. One more step towards cleaning up the streets.
CLEARLY YOU ARE ON DRUGS YOURSELF, and don't know this family at all! John Higgin's would never, ever hurt anyone, but possibly himself. Life is hard and we all have our issues, but the trick is to live with concern for everyone, which John does. He has wonderful, loving ,kind girls who have not been exposed to drugs!, and beautiful grandchildren that he adores! Cut this man a break!

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