Man in Custody After Standoff in Hatfield

A 33-year-old man was talked down by a negotiator from inside a residence belonging to N. Paone Construction Inc. on Bergey Road in Hatfield

A 33-year-old suicidal man barricaded in a home at 3220 Bergey Road in Hatfield Township was taken into custody around 5 p.m. after a three-hour standoff with Hatfield Township Police and the North Penn Tactical Response Team.

The North Penn Tactical Response Team and an armored Bearcat were called in because there was a threat of firearms, according to Hatfield Township Detective Pat Hanrahan.

Police were dispatched to the home at 1:45 p.m. for a report of a suicidal subject.

Hanrahan said a male in the residence made threats to a friend via text message that he intended to harm himself. The friend then called Hatfield Township Police because he was disturbed by the suicidal thoughts via text, Hanrahan said.

Police attempted to make contact to the subject via cell phone and via the friend.

"Numerous attempts made by the friend and radio to communicate with him were unsuccessful," Hanrahan said.

Police set up a perimeter around the residence, and the tactical team was notified.

"For the safety of everyone, the police SWAT was called in," Hanrahan said.

The tactical team also evacuated four employees of a business located near the residence.

Hanrahan said a hostage negotiator communicated with the subject via a bullhorn and public address system from the armored vehicle sent to the scene.

"The subject followed directions and cooperated with police," Hanrahan said.

The subject was transported via Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale to for evaluation.

The subject was not injured, Hanrahan said, adding that the subject was alone in the residence.

Montgomery County public land records shows the property is a commercial parcel with one living unit and a mixed residential/commercial structure.

The property is the location of the corporate offices of N. Paone Construction Inc, and it is owned by NRP Properties, LLC, of 590 Kohlman Circle, Hatfield. The Kohlman Circle address is owned by Nicola Paone.

According to court records, Paone was indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an interstate methamphetamine trafficking operation in 2007, and he would later plead guilty to charges of distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Paone was sentenced to time served, plus a $5,000 fine and five years of supervised released, which ends in 2014.

Police are continuing the investigation.

Colmar Fire Police had closed off Bergey Road from Richmond Road to Bethlehem Pike.

The North Penn Tactical Response Team is comprised of trained officers from Towamencin, Upper Gwynedd, Upper Merion, Lower Salford and Franconia townships and Telford Borough. VMSC medics are also part of the civilian response of the tactical team.

Sean C. May 11, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Atta boy Big Jon!!!!
jen May 11, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Blank, you should have jumped on that stretcher with your friend. Sounds like you need an evaluation!
Sean C. May 11, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Atta girl Jen!!!!
big jon May 11, 2012 at 04:02 AM
I've known Nick for almost 15yrs. He was even at my wedding. Just because he has a family and a business doesn't mean shit. He is still a drug addict and trafficker. He is just more carefull about now compared to the wacky job he was years ago. I also know almost all the guys that got busted and I've seen Nick with 2 of them many times...they are all hardened criminals. They rob other dealers,beat up people that owe them money,break into homes to steal shit and ripping people off at the shop...I know what's going on I'm involved in it everyday.
Sean C. May 11, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Good try
RD May 11, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Then you will have a pick with alot more then AB to pick a argument with I am happy to someone around here standing up for what is right and AB sounds like she is a loving a caring person unlike some other people. I bet she would be the one to stop and ask someone if they are ok instead of driving by and not give a damn and Caring Person. So what gives you the right to judge AB YOU DO NOT !!!!
RD May 11, 2012 at 05:12 AM
RD May 11, 2012 at 05:12 AM
You need a lesson on life
RD May 11, 2012 at 05:14 AM
You now sean could go for a slander case after what you just wrote. And keep the company out of it and AGAIN NO NO NO METH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RD May 11, 2012 at 05:16 AM
Tony has and done a lot of nasty things to people and Tony has gotten himself in a lot of trouble in the past and he knows it ......THERE'S SOME TRUTH FOR YOU !!
RD May 11, 2012 at 05:19 AM
RD May 11, 2012 at 05:21 AM
RD May 11, 2012 at 05:23 AM
RD May 11, 2012 at 05:39 AM
All this needs to stop some people are bringing up stuff that has nothing to do with any of this. This is way out of hand. If you really no Tony you really would not back him up. And what all you people with stay in school so you stay away from drugs and crime and being beaten up. Well there is a BIG News Flash for you people there is so much drugs in schools and kids being afraid to even to go the bathroom due to being beaten up. I sure hope this ends all this BS. And really if you have kids in school take the time to ask them !!! Spend time with them you people just have no clue what this town and this world has become and how everyone treats each other. It is a shame !!! My Grandfather would be turning in his grave after all this and just see and hear how people are today shame shame shame on you. Good night and God bless you all I hope God let's you see a light and a better life then hurting each other.
RD May 11, 2012 at 05:41 AM
Know Tony Sorry....And I am not a shamed my spelling sometime is bad anyone what to come down on me about that....Hope you think about that one. !!
Tony Di Domizio (Editor) May 11, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Thank you for your comments and thank you for reading Lansdale Patch.
kateg327 May 11, 2012 at 05:45 AM
big jon, go get a life!!! you no nothing!!! STFU!
kateg327 May 11, 2012 at 05:54 AM
Sean C, coming for what? If your mister now it all. What has he been doing? Oh! I know Working, working and working. Making a life for him and his kids. Obviously making a lot of people jealous. I can tell that from your entire BS you have been writing! Stop being such a hater!
kateg327 May 11, 2012 at 06:01 AM
sean c, when and where?
kateg327 May 11, 2012 at 06:15 AM
The voice of reason, you’re just as fckd up as the person who posts this article! You are trying to ruin a business where people work and make money to support their family. Are you that jealous of someone who works hard and has a good thing going for themselves? Did someone hurt you that badly that you need to slander someone like this. Grow up and get a life!!! Stop hating!!!
Sean C. May 11, 2012 at 02:43 PM
I have no sympathy for a man that sold POISON to members of his community. No sympathy at all. And no sympathy for the friends and acquaintances of this man that are STILL involved in the distribution of this same POISON. What a shame!!!!
Sean C. May 11, 2012 at 02:45 PM
And isn't it ironic that not a single person supporting these criminals know the difference between the words "no" and "know". Coincidence? Eh. Smart money goes on it being the same person.
The Voice of Reason May 11, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I noticed that trend as well, Sean.
Jessica Lex May 11, 2012 at 03:30 PM
@ Big Jon - nice fairy tale @ Sean C. - this article was about an attempted suicide not N Paone. You seem overly absorbed by this man. Are you jealous of his success? Did he steal your wife?
Sean C. May 11, 2012 at 03:34 PM
The attempted suicide and Paone go hand in hand.
George May 11, 2012 at 03:56 PM
You hateful person, it sounds as if you have a serious problem possible anger issues. Why do you feel the need to lie and say horrible things against someone you do not know. This article should have delt with the sadness of mental illness and the fact that the man is alive not with all the hateful back and forth over the owner of the property that had nothing to do with this horrible tragedy. Theses messages do nothing but hurt the family of the victim who served our country and many others who struggle with feelings of depression and the family of the owner of the property. Do the hateful people not have families or feeling that they let their anger speak out so unchecked. Shame on the writer of the piece to start this and the responders who need to sit and look in mirror to what they have become. Very sad. It shames our community to not have heart and the place to forgive and help rather than hurt.
Sean C. May 11, 2012 at 03:57 PM
And people please. Don't start attacking me. Give me a break. I work a full time job. I pay my taxes. I volunteer. I am nice to my mother. And sure. Maybe Nick Paone does all of this stuff too. But do you know what I never have done? I have NEVER sold methanphetamine to my friends, neighbors, memebets of my community, or anybody else for that matter. That entire inner circle, Paone, the Penna's, Frank Messina. They are all disgusting men and the dregs of our society. They all need to go away for a long time. Upstate without a return ticket for a long time. And all of you people defending them are more than welcome to join them upstate. Unlikely that your hands aren't dirty as well. By the way, if being a convicted felon is a sign of success Jessica, you can keep your success.
George May 11, 2012 at 04:01 PM
That makes no sense are you even an adult with common sense. Wow the intellegence of this group is questionable.
George May 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I suppose you supporters of lies and the writer Tony all have reached far enough out there to have your voices heard I know some people crave attention and I suppose readership bravo then you should be proud of making such a leap and then getting attention to it.
The Voice of Reason May 11, 2012 at 04:17 PM
George: You're right. Every time I read a comment from one of Paone's cronies, I certainly question their intelligence. Trying to decipher what they've written is hard enough; processing the thought process behind defending a convicted drug trafficker is something else.


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