NEW FLORENCE (KDKA) — A fire chief in Westmoreland County is facing charges after he allegedly threatened another fireman at a neighboring department.

Keith Boring, 51, is the volunteer fire chief in the Borough of New Florence.

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He was charged by St. Clair Township Police after allegedly threatening the life of a fireman from a neighboring fire department who he thought was responsible for his arrest.

The case against Boring stems from an incident involving the Seward Fire Department, which is in St. Clair Township, when firefighters set up some sort of a perimeter for a traffic control operation.

Boring allegedly went through the control point without stopping, unaware that a St. Clair Township officer witnessed the traffic violation. He believed someone from the Seward Department contacted police.

Court papers say Boring called a Seward Fire Department officer and threatened his life as well as his family, warning that he better not stand in his way.

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The Boring incident is the latest headache for the small New Florence Fire Department.

Earlier this month, the assistant New Florence fire chief, 56-year-old Kenneth Steiner, was suspended from duty.

Police arrested him on charges of having sex with a teenage girl, who wanted to be a junior firefighter.

Boring is now facing charges of making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment.

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