A group of police officers stood outside the Milton borough building early Thursday morning.

MILTON — Authorities are expected to release details today on a heavy police presence which permeated Milton borough early Thursday morning.

Milton Police Department Chief Curt Zettlemoyer said on Thursday morning he could not yet comment on why Filbert Street, in the area of the police department and borough building, was blocked off throughout the early morning hours as multiple police vehicles were parked and operating in the area.

Zettlemoyer said police were conducting an ongoing criminal investigation.

He said a press conference was planned for today to outline the incident.

A media advisory from U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, said a press conference regarding a significant law enforcement matter in Dauphin, Union and Northumberland counties at 11 a.m. today at the Milton Borough Office.

Agencies listed as expected to participate in the conference include the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, Pennsylvania State Police, Milton Police Department, Northumberland County District Attorney’s Office, Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department, United States Postal Inspection Service and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General.

Multiple police agencies were stationed along Filbert Street Thursday morning, with some officers seen carrying semi-automatic weapons and wearing bulletproof vests.

A group of onlookers appeared upset when police placed a man in handcuffs inside of a police vehicle. The bystanders said they did not know what was going on.

Multiple police officers were also spotted at an apartment complex along Long Ally.

No paperwork on the incident was on file in the office of District Judge Michael Diehl, Milton, on Thursday.

In addition to the Milton Police Department, agencies on scene included the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department, Point Township Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Incident Management Unit from the Loyslock Volunteer Fire Company.

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