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Man arrested after standoff in Monroe County

A heavy police presence gathered Tuesday night in Polk Township, shutting down a section of Route 209.

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — A stretch of Route 209 is back open in Polk Township, Monroe County.

State police say a standoff led to all the commotion near Gilbert.

Calls came in around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Troopers say a man inside a home on Mill Pond Road threatened to harm people inside and set the place on fire.

State police took the man into custody after several hours. He was charged with making terroristic threats.

No one was hurt.

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