ARMAGH, Pa. (AP) — A 90-year-old man has been jailed on charges he punched a state trooper called to the man’s western Pennsylvania home to check on the welfare of a woman who lived there.

Troopers from the Indiana barracks don’t say in a news release who asked them to check on the woman or why, or even who she is, and a barracks spokesman could not immediately be reached Tuesday.

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But police do say Russell Stiffler threatened to shoot any troopers or medical personnel who came to his home after police were asked to check on the woman just before 6 p.m. Friday.

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When troopers arrived, police say Stiffler met them outside and refused to show his hands and, instead, punched a trooper and was arrested.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Stiffler, who faces a hearing March 25.

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