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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Another Mainer

Poland, ME

#22 Apr 10, 2010
Just because a person lives 7 states away does not mean they don't know the people involved. I also am praying for the family!
Blow hard

Sellersville, PA

#23 Apr 10, 2010
More tax payer dollars going to waste with all the emergency personal on call today. Then even more when they put the scum ball in jail and keep hime there awhile. Why don't they just storm the place with guns ablazing and put the piece of sh*t out of all of our miseries. :)
Blow hard

Sellersville, PA

#24 Apr 10, 2010
All's well that ends well when the jerkO** turns the gun on himself and does everyone a favor!!!
Atown

Jim Thorpe, PA

#25 Apr 10, 2010
"He threatened to blow anyone that tried to come after him"
He He that's some funny stuff!
Blow hard

Sellersville, PA

#26 Apr 10, 2010
So, are you saying he is a homo??
Jeff

Newtown Square, PA

#28 Apr 10, 2010
There are many social problems in Quakertown, but county government continues to ignore Upper Bucks. We suffer higher poverty, unemployment and substance abuse rates than Central and Lower Bucks. Those factors can lead to violence, as we're witnessing today.
DIRECTOR FROM THE PAST

Quakertown, PA

#27 Apr 10, 2010
WELL, NO SURPRISE ON MY END EITHER. METH CITY AND ITS ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THAT. I USED TO BE THE "OUTCAST" because i had, past tense,a heroin habit and all those people thought they were better than me. i'm clean for years and if you are 40-60 yrs, old don't ya think its time to slow down. any addiction is a death sentence sooner or later!! Or prison for years at a time,personally i love my life now and the past is just that, the past.
Blow hard

Sellersville, PA

#29 Apr 10, 2010
Channel six action news just reported that the entire story was false. The as*hole confessed at the hospital that he made the whole thing up. His brother was said to not even been home at the time. An even bigger waste of tax money since all the emergency personel was not even needed. I sure hope that nobody else needed emergency help and couldn't get it. I guess this conversation board is over!
mom in sellersville

Sellersville, PA

#30 Apr 10, 2010
I lived in New Hope a good part of my life and there was a lot of drugs crime etc. They just don't print about it because they want the town to appear safe and perfect. I lived on a quiet dead end street and twice had crack addicts as neighbors. They were robbing and breaking out car windows. It was a nightmare when my kids were little because of the violence that surrounded the whole deal. Shit happens anywhere. Since I have lived here no problems great school would not go back to New Hope.
Q_TOWN10

Quakertown, PA

#31 Apr 10, 2010
The call ending up being BS. No one was shot, no meth, no chemicals nothing it all was a bunch of lies
mom in sellersville

Sellersville, PA

#32 Apr 10, 2010
To Jeff - Lower Bucks is ten times worse than here are you kidding- my ex was from Bristol way more drugs - lots of crack and a lot of racial tension. Besides the pollution down there- lots are getting cancer- it's the pits. This area is far more beautiful and may have it's problems but at least the local government is not up your a** for every move you make. Less ordinances etc.
Friend

Hudson, FL

#33 Apr 10, 2010
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."
Just the facts

Zionhill, PA

#34 Apr 10, 2010
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.
true insider

Quakertown, PA

#35 Apr 10, 2010
leave it alone none of you know what really happened. leave the family alone and go about your lives. all of you that say Quakertown is such a bad place to live yet you have nothing better to do then talk about people you don't know that live in your town and experience something rough. Go mind your own business!
Blow hard

Sellersville, PA

#36 Apr 10, 2010
What does you new life in Sellersville and the situations in Gay Hope have to do with a standoff in Quakertown. Just curious....
Quakertown Mom

Reading, PA

#37 Apr 10, 2010
I am a resident not by choice but by circumstance.
All that aside, there is good and bad everywhere.
You just don't hear about the good as much.
And, I just read on Channel 6 (ABC) online that this was all a hoax.
Wow, I wonder what people think about that ... the police, fire, emergency personnel-the waste of their precious time, the poor people who were attending that funeral, any every other person who was genuinely concerned, worried, or put out by a liar. I have to admit ... I was actually praying for this poor brother who had been rushed off to St. Lukes!

Since: Apr 10

Newtown Square, PA

#38 Apr 10, 2010
I saw there was a standoff in Buckingham today too. So, we shouldnt feel so bad about Quakertown :)
q town

Easton, PA

#39 Apr 10, 2010
concerned mother wrote:
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Wondering how old the brothers were, specially since they wont give out the names wondering if it is the two brothers I am thinking about. Right block, right attitude and right actions. Would be the best thing for them to be finally arrested for their wrong doings. Let Qtown finest finally do their jobs. Arrest them..Dont let the mom and dad talk you out of it this time..... Put the two brothers in JAIL.... Again wondering if they are minors because the news wont say the names of the brothers....... if anyone knows .. give it up!!! would love to see these two kids go to jail they deserve it!!!!!!!!!!
they are in their late forty's
Jeff

Newtown Square, PA

#40 Apr 10, 2010
Story turns out to be a hoax.

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story...
q town

Easton, PA

#41 Apr 10, 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 heard he shot his brother sean

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