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Pa. Man, 90, Jailed on Charges He Punched Trooper

ARMAGH, Pa. — A 90-year-old man has been jailed on charges he punched a state trooper called to the man's western Pennsylvania home to check on the welfare of a woman who lived there.

Troopers from the Indiana barracks don't say in a news release who asked them to check on the woman or why, or even who she is, and a barracks spokesman could not immediately be reached Tuesday.

But police do say the Russell Stiffler threatened to shoot any troopers or medical personnel who came to his home after police were asked to check on the woman just before 6 p.m. Friday.

When troopers arrived, police say Stiffler met them outside and refused to show his hands and, instead, punched a trooper and was arrested.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Stiffler, who faces a hearing March 25.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.