One in custody after large police presence in Huntingdon County

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HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Huntingdon County man was taken into custody Monday evening after he allegedly threatened to kill state troopers.

Jacob Griffith, 39, has been charged with terroristic threats. State police initially reported a large police presence in the area of Pike Street and Route 26 in Smithfield Township. Residents were asked to stay clear of the area.

Police said they were dispatched to a residence to serve a mental health warrant on Griffith, who allegedly locked himself in a bedroom and threatened to kill troopers who opened the door. Troopers said Griffith also threatened to “kill anyone in his line of sight.”

Non-lethal tear gas was deployed and Griffith eventually came out and was taken into custody. Nobody was injured, according to troopers.

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