MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) — A hit-and-run investigation ended with a man opening fire on troopers in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Sunday afternoon.
State Police said they were investigating a hit-and-run when they found
a pickup truck that matched the description of the one involved in a
driveway on Shady Lane in Mt. Pleasant.
Police said the the suspect exited from the front of a camper when
they arrived and began firing shots from a semi-automatic pistol into
the ground and in the direction of the troopers.
Police said 47-year-old Timothy Minerd was taken into custody.
The Associated Press reported that the man retreated into the camper for more than two hours before he was arrested.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
Police labeled the incident "aggravated assault/terroristic threats" but it was unclear whether any charges had been filed.