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Centre County man arrested after 3-hour standoff with police

An almost 3-hour standoff between state troopers and a man in Snow Shoe ended in an arrest Sunday morning.

The incident initially began at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at 231 Walnut Road where Frank Furl, 53, is a resident.

State police at Rockview responded to the man’s home for a report of an aggravated assault, according to a release. Furl allegedly threatened to harm the state troopers at the scene with a firearm.

State troopers obtained a search and arrest warrant, and the Pennsylvania State Police Emergency Response Team was dispatched to the scene at about 11 p.m. due to Furl’s threats.

A standoff between law enforcement and Furl occurred until he was arrested at about 2 a.m. Sunday without injury. The release did not detail if Furl was voluntarily taken into custody.

Furl was charged with felony aggravated and misdemeanor endangering another person. He was unable to post $500,000 bail set by District Judge Thomas Jordan and was taken to Centre County Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing in the case was scheduled to take place at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 13.

Furl has not been previously charged with a crime in Centre County, according to state records.

Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli

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