Falcone hearing continued

A hearing for the man accused of firing a weapon in the early morning hours of Sept. 10 has been continued until Oct. 25. Richard Salvador Falcone, of Chadds Ford on Webb Road, was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, making terroristic threats, and recklessly endangering another person. The hearing had been scheduled for Sept. 20.

State police were called to the 400 block of Webb Road at about 2:40 a.m. that Saturday. Police saw him outside, but he went back inside the house. Falcone then reemerged with a firearm in hand, according to the report. Police had already set up a perimeter, restricted vehicular movement on Webb, and notified residents to shelter in place.

The Special Emergency Response Team from the state police with bulletproof vehicles was called in, and negotiations ensued using cellphones and a bullhorn. Police said Falcone finally gave himself up after an almost five-hour standoff, and he was taken into custody with no further incident.

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.



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