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March 6th, 2012
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Barricaded Gunman in Conewago Township

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Written by: Lt. David Lash

On 03.06.2012 at 0957 hours the Northern York County Regional Police were dispatched to the 900 block og East Butter Road in Conewago Township for a man to be pointing a rifle at the homes of neighbors and passing cars.

As responding officers attempted to confront Brian Lee Harrell of 910 East Butter Road outside of his home, Harrell was observed hiding behind as group of small trees.   Harrell was armed with a scoped rifle and a large hunting knife.  Harrell retreated into his home as officers approached.

The York County Quick Repsonse Team (QRT) was summoned to the scene. 

MDJ David Eschbach issued a warrant for Harrell’s arrest.

The warrant charges Harrell with one count of the following;

  • Terroristic Threats
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person

As a result of this ongoing situation the following roadways are closed or partially closed;

  • Cloverleaf Road from Susquehanna Trail to Greensprings Road
  • East Butter Road from Clover Leaf Road to Greensprings Road
  • Red Rock Road

Further information will be released as it becomes available.


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