Shots fired, 1 person in custody after standoff in Reading

READING, Pa. (WPVI) -- One person is in custody following an hours-long standoff in Berks County with shots fired.

That person has been identified as Alberto Leon, Jr.

Police say Leon was operating a 2001 GMC Yukon with a Pennsylvania registration.

According to police Leon was a person of interest in a robbery.

Officers followed the vehicle to the 400 block of North 9th Street where they observed Leon commit a traffic violation.

The officers stopped the vehicle and as they approached, they saw Leon make a furtive movement toward the center console of the vehicle.

One of the officers saw Leon have in his possession/control of a gun. The officer fired two shots into the vehicle as Leon fled the scene.

The vehicle was pursued by Reading Police, where Leon abandoned his vehicle in the 500 block of North 10th Street. He exited his vehicle and ran into a first-floor apartment.

Members of the Reading Police secured that location until members of the Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team responded. At approximately 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, the suspect was apprehended and taken into custody.
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