UPDATE, 5:00 p.m.: Christopher Scott Phillips, 37, has been taken into custody by the Morgantown Police Department for his alleged role in the incident.

According to a press release issued by the Morgantown Police Department, authorities responded to the house at approximately 1:15 p.m. regarding a domestic dispute. The report alleged that the female party was being held at gunpoint by the male party.

The suspect's wife had fled the residence by the time officers arrived at the scene. 

There were no shots fired during the incident, nor were there any injuries. 

Charges for Phillips are currently pending.

UPDATE, 3:00 p.m.: The suspect has surrendered himself to authorities on the scene.

An email from WVU Alert said it is safe to resume normal activities in the area.

This article will be updated as information becomes available.

Morgantown's North Willey Street has been blocked off due to a barricaded gunman.

Citizens are asked to stay clear of this area until further notice, according to the Morgantown Police Department. 


Law enforcement is gathered around a building close to Cheese Louise.

A number of law enforcement vehicles and personnel are on the scene. 

This article will be updated as information becomes available.