Police: Houses evacuated in Oak Lane barricade situation, gas odor coming from house

Law enforcement respond to barricade situation in Oak Lane.

A barricade situation in Philadelphia's Oak Lane neighborhood has prompted a response from SWAT teams.

Police say a 35-year-old man armed with a baseball bat has barricaded himself in a house on the 6800 block of North Sydenham around 5:31 a.m.

A gas smell was detected from inside the house, prompting police to evacuate two other houses on the street.

Police believe the man may have hit a gas line in the kitchen.


This is a developing story. Check back for updates.