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Man charged following stand-off that ended peacefully in the 200 block of North Union Street

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 7/6/18

A domestic incident in the 200 block of North Union Street in Middletown turned into a police standoff with a man that was resolved peacefully shortly after midnight on Friday, July 6.Borough police …

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Man charged following stand-off that ended peacefully in the 200 block of North Union Street

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A domestic incident in the 200 block of North Union Street in Middletown turned into a police standoff with a man that was resolved peacefully shortly after midnight on Friday, July 6.

Borough police responded shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, July 5, to a report of a man and a woman being threatened in the residence by a man identified as Bryan Robert Nissley, 47, of Middletown, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Nissley allegedly was threatening the couple with a cattle prod. Nissley also had access to multiple firearms within the residence, including rifles and shotguns and ammunition, police said.

Police, after getting the man and woman out of the residence, called for assistance from Pennsylvania State Police.

The Dauphin County Crisis Response Team was also brought in, police said.

Police closed off the area surrounding the incident to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, including the intersections of North Union and Water and Spring streets and up to North Union and Girard Avenue.

Shortly before midnight, police as a safety precaution evacuated residents from several houses that were neighboring the dwelling where the incident was taking place.

The residents were sent toward the intersection of North Union and Water streets.

Nissley emerged from the house without incident at about 12:10 a.m., after being confronted by police outside the residence who were pointing their duty rifles at him, according to arrest papers.

Nissley has been charged with making terroristic threats, and two counts of simple assault. Nissley is listed as being held in Dauphin County Prison on $250,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 16 before Judy.