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State Police Charge Man In Early Morning Standoff In Reynoldsville

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State police charge man in early morning standoff in Reynoldsville

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UPDATE: Police have arrested and charged a man involved in the standoff between he and state police this morning in Reynoldsville.

State Police in DuBois say they were called around 3:15 this morning to the 100 block of Brown Street in Reynoldsville, with a report of a 44 year old male threatening people in his home with a firearm.

Police say 44 year old Steven James Shaffer got into an argument with the people in his home, and an altercation ensued. Them, Shaffer shot four rounds from a Smith and Wesson AR-15 inside the house.

The victims disarmed Shaffer before leaving the house, and there are no reported injuries.

A perimeter of several responding police departments surrounded the house, including members of PSP from DuBois, Punxsutawney, Clarion, and Marienville.

Shaffer ended up surrendering around 11:20 am.

Police then arrested Shaffer, and he is facing several charges, including discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, recklessly endangering another person among other charges.

Police will continue to investigate the situation.


State Police are securing the house, and troopers are still currently on scene.

Police say the home is on the 100 block of Brown Street in Reynoldsville.

According to neighbors of the nearby homes, police told them go into their basements around 6 am this morning. Later, police told them to evacuate their homes.


REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (WTAJ) — Troopers are engaged in a stand off on Brown Street in Reynoldsville, this according DuBois State Police.

Route 950 has been blocked from Main Street to about Sarah’s Soft Serve.

We will bring you more details as information becomes available.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/state-police-respond-to-standoff-in-reynoldsville/

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UPDATE: Details Released on Standoff in Jefferson County; Reynoldsville Man Taken into Custody

police-new.jpgREYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – State police have released additional information on a standoff that occurred Sunday morning at a residence in Reynoldsville.

According to DuBois-based State Police, authorities responded to a residence along Brown Road, in Reynoldsville, in Jefferson County, for the report of a 44-year-old male that was threatening persons inside his residence with a firearm.

Police say Steven James Shaffer entered into an argument with the victims at which time an altercation took place. Shaffer was said to have discharged four rounds from a Smith and Wesson AR-15 inside the residence. The victims disarmed Shaffer prior to vacating the residence.

Upon PSP’s arrival, a perimeter was established by members of the DuBois, Clarion, Marienville, and Punxsutawney stations under the command of Sergeant Brad Fuhrer.

SERT (Special Emergency Response Team) was activated, and upon arriving at the scene established communication with Shaffer who surrendered at 11:20 a.m.

Shaffer was charged and remanded to jail on the following offenses:

– Persons not to Possess/Use/Manufacture, Control/Sell, Transfer Firearms
– Discharge of a Firearm into an Occupied Structure
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

The scene was processed by Troop C FSU Trooper Theodore Horner, and the lead investigator is Trooper Carol Strishock.

Route 950 was closed between Main Street and Sarah’s Soft Serve as a result of the situation.

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3 hours ago, Cacao said:

Reynoldsville is like the Florida of the area.  The strangest things happen there.  Folks must be hitting the Tickle Belly bridge too hard and scrambling their brains.

I don't know about that, I think that kinda stuff can happen anywhere around these parts, Reynoldsville included, of course.


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