PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police have arrested a West Brownsville man accused of stealing a rifle and threatening to kill himself.

Police say 30-year-old John Kerik stole a 234 Rossi/Taurus Rifle and an interchangeable barrel from the Newell home of Mark Kerik Dec. 17.

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Kerik was later found in West Brownsville where he threatened to kill himself during a standoff with police.

Kerik eventually surrendered and was taken to Mon Valley Hospital until he was released Dec. 20 and arrested by police.

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He is being held at the Fayette County Prison on $2,500 bond.

A preliminary hearing for Kerik is set for Dec. 28.

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