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Police Helicopter Used Overnight Above Levittown

Bristol Township police confirm that the helicopter was used to assist officers early Friday morning.

Residents in parts of Levittown were awoken Friday morning by a low-flying Philadelphia Police Department helicopter that was helping Bristol Township police deal with an incident.

Police Sgt. Chuck Burns said he could not elaborate on what officers were doing, but the area is safe and residents should not be fearful for their safety.

An investigation is being conducted in the area of Red Cedar and air support was called to assist, Burns said.

Residents of Colbolt Ridge, Crab Tree, Indian Creek, Quincy Hollow, Violetwood and several other sections reported hearing the police chopper over their homes just before 1 a.m. 

At 1:20 a.m., Burns said that police had mostly cleared the scene in Red Cedar, but close to 1:45 a.m. a resident reported hearing a helicopter overhead again.

Due to several factors, police said they could not release more information as of early Friday morning.

Philadelphia police and state police often assist Bucks and Montgomey county agencies with air support.

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Nancy December 14, 2012 at 03:47 PM
yes it certainly was; if this is the Kathy I think it is
AM December 14, 2012 at 04:23 PM
The shed he hid in was at my neighbor's abandoned home. The yard was mine but we do not know what was thrown there. Around 5am the police came back to search our property and found whatever it was they were looking for. We have no details as well.
bill December 14, 2012 at 04:42 PM
They don't request Philly Air and a dozen officers (plus another 5 or 6 in unmarked) for a parking violation or someone keying cars.
kim December 14, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I think it would be put alot of people at ease, if they released if he was caught or still on the run
AM December 14, 2012 at 05:30 PM
He was caught. Taken out in handcuffs and put into a paddywagon.

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