Bethlehem, Pennsylvania — At shortly after noon on Monday, Sept. 16th, the detectives from the Lehigh University Police Department were conducting an investigation into the erratic behavior of a student when they encountered a disturbance near the intersection of Morton and New streets, near Farrington Square. A man was seen banging on the window of an occupied car. The male was loudly shouting and behaving aggressively. LUPD interceded and attempted to restrain the man, who actively resisted. Additional LUPD officers quickly responded and were able to restrain the individual, who was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and a knife.
It was determined that the suspect taken into custody was a Lehigh student, who is being transferred to a local health care facility for a psychiatric evaluation, and who will be facing criminal charges.
The LUPD said, “We would like to acknowledge the efforts of another Lehigh student, who reported that the behavior of this individual was concerning, and required attention. The LUPD officers were en route to the student’s residence when officers witnessed the public disturbance. The reporting student’s actions alerted us to the problematic behavior and helped us resolve the problem without anyone being hurt.”