Man wanted for murder arrested by U.S. marshals
COAL TOWNSHIP - A man wanted for questioning in a June homicide in New York state was arrested at gunpoint by several U.S. marshals following a standoff that lasted more than an hour early Saturday.
Coal Township Patrolman Ed Purcell and several U.S. marshals armed with semi-automatic rifles placed Tyshawn Waddy, who is in his 20s, under arrest after he walked out of 1011 W. Willow St. at 12:30 a.m.
The incident began around 11:30 p.m. Friday when five marshals, in addition to officers from Coal Township and Shamokin, surrounded the home. A marshal in an unmarked car used a loud speaker to instruct Waddy to surrender. Calling to Waddy by name several times, the marshal said the house was surrounded and demanded Waddy come to the front door with his hands up.
Lights from Maine Fire Company Engine 111 illuminated the house, which is one of six row homes in the block. A man who lives at 1009 W. Willow St. stood behind the fire truck after marshals told him to leave his house.
"Lights were shining in my bedroom. I didn't know what was going on," said the man, who asked to remain anonymous. "They told me to leave as soon as I stepped on the porch."
A marshal asked firefighters for thermal imaging equipment, but it was not needed when Waddy surrendered without incident.
The U.S. Marshals Service reported they wanted to question Waddy in connection with a shooting in Brooklyn in which three people were shot. One of the victims died.
The Marshals Service said Waddy was wanted on multiple warrants. He was charged with failure to appear on a burglary-related case in Snyder County and an outstanding assault warrant from New York City.