Domestic incident, multiple shots fired

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What began as a domestic dispute ends with an arrest on multiple charges, including assault on an officer and terroristic threats after a Wattsburg man ignored officers’ orders and started firing.

Troopers from Pennsylvania State Police in Corry and Erie were called to a residence on Haskell Hill Road around two o’clock this morning for a domestic dispute between Andy Allen (50) and his partner.  During their argument, a shot was fired inside the home while multiple people were inside.

When the police arrived at the home, Allen was outside.  According to police, when Allen was ordered to place his hands on his head, he ignored the command, went back into the home and exited again, pistol in hand.  He reportedly fired multiple shots “in an unknown direction”.  Troopers took cover, meanwhile, Allen went back into the home, exiting this time with a shotgun.  He then fired two rounds, striking trees above a Trooper who was taking cover behind his vehicle.

Police reached Allen eventually via telephone and was talked out of the residence around 3:30, then was taken into custody.  Luckily, no one was injured during the incident.  

Allen has been charged with the following:  Assault on Law Enforcement Officer, Discharge of a Firearm into an Occupied Structure, Interception; Disclosure or Use of Wire; Electric or Oral Communication, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

Allen was arraigned by Magistrate Judge Brenda Nichols and bond was set at $500,000.

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