EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — State police in Indiana County say they have charged a 90-year-old man for punching a state trooper who was called to his home to check on the well-being of an elderly woman.
The incident happened at a home on Donelson Road in East Wheatfield Township last Friday afternoon.READ MORE: Friends Of 15-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Brookline Say They Will Never Forget The Joy Be Brought Everyone
According to state police, charges have been filed against 90-year-old Russell Stiffler of Seward.
Police say troopers were called to his home to check on the welfare of an elderly woman living there.
State police report that before their arrival, Stiffler said “he would shoot any state trooper or EMS personnel that arrived there.”READ MORE: 'Highly Intoxicated' Woman Arrested After 2-Year-Old Boy Found Walking Around Duquesne Alone In Only Underwear
When police arrived, authorities say Stiffler met them on the porch but refused to obey their requests to show his hands, come off of the porch and lie on the ground.
State police say that’s when Stiffler punched Trooper Scott Mackanick in an attempt to resist arrest.
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