Weirton Standoff Ends Peacefully


 UPDATE: The situation on Barnhart Street ended peacefully right around 11:30 p.m. Monday. 

At one point during the standoff, shots were fired, but it is unclear whether anyone was hit. Weirton City Manager Travis Blosser declined to comment on any injuries, but said no police officers were injured during the nearly eight hour situation.

Officers from Weirton Police, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia State Police all responded to the scene around 4:00 p.m. Monday after a call to 911. Officers were able to talk with the man for several hours before he was taken from the home and transported to Weirton Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials would not comment on if the standoff was due to any mental health issues, and it was unclear as of early Tuesday morning if charges would be filed. 

Stay with 7News and for developments. 


Hancock County 911 confirmed officers are responding to a “situation” on Barnhart Street in Weirton. 

They declined to answer any more details, but said it began around 4 p.m.

Weirton City Manager Travis Blosser says a man is barricaded in his home. The home is surrounded and he says no one in the neighborhood is in danger.

They believe he is the only person inside the home. Sources say they believe he does have a gun but stress the situation is contained. 

City officials tell 7News reporter Laurie Conway that they believe the man is heavily armed and they say they’re actively negotiating with him.

Stay with 7News as we work to get more details on this developing story. 

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