Police Charge Butler County Teen with Pulling Rifle on Family
State troopers have not released the name of the 17-year-old from Marion Township.
State police have turned over custody of a 17-year-old Butler County teen to juvenile authorities after he pointed a rifle at family members, including a 1-year-old baby, in Marion Township Monday.
Troopers at the Butler barracks said the teen, whose name was not released, went to the home on Middendorf Street at about 2 p.m. Monday and pointed an “AK-type” rifle at four family members, including the tot. The other three relatives range in age from 31 to 54.
The boy then told his family they had 10 minutes to leave the house, according to a news release from state police.
When notified police were on the way to the home, the teenager took off into the woods with the rifle, according to police.
The unarmed teen turned himself in to authorities at about 4:45 p.m. Monday, police said. With the boy’s assistance, investigators found a rifle, a bayonet and six live rounds in the wooded area.
A state police helicopter from Altoona, the state police Special Emergency Response Team and Superior Ambulance assisted in the teen’s arrest.
He is charged with terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.