A Blair County man faces felony assault charges alleging he pointed a gun at state troopers.
According to state police at Hollidaysburg, troopers responded at about 3 p.m. Thursday to the 200 block of Bald Eagle Sportsman Road in Snyder Township. Reports indicated Don E. Stewart, 68, had threatened to harm himself.
On arrival, Stewart refused to answer the door, police said. Troopers were in the driveway when Stewart reportedly confronted them with a loaded 9 mm handgun and pointed the weapon at the troopers.
He was ordered to drop the weapon but refused, police said, and troopers took cover behind vehicles. After about 30 minutes of conversation, Stewart eventually put the handgun down and was taken into custody.
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It was later determined that Stewart had reportedly also pointed the gun at his daughter and threatened to shoot her, police said.
He was charged with five felony counts of aggravated assault, according to court documents, and misdemeanor counts of simple assault, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats.