Man surrenders in Bethlehem standoff

March 29, 2008 7:50:15 PM PDT
Several tense hours ended peacefully in Allentown Saturday afternoon with a man surrendering to police. 38-year-old Thomas Pletz is under arrest with charges pending. Police say he put a gun to his head after a brief car chase.

It took nearly 5 hours, and a recorded plea from the man's adult son, but he gave up.

Police believe it started with an argument with his wife, where Pletz allegedly pointed the gun at her.


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