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.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Reveals In-Person High School Graduation Plans For 1st Time Since Pandemic
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.Derek Chauvin Trial: Philly Police Urge Port Richmond Businesses To Prepare For Possible Unrest Ahead Of Verdict
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.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia-Area Clinics Temporarily Close, Pivot After FDA, CDC Recommend Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine
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