COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A man is locked up for allegedly threatening his family in Northumberland County.
Police were called to a home on Hill Street outside Shamokin just before 5 a.m. Wednesday after a woman called 911 reporting shots fired in the home.
Officers were able to get the woman and two children out safely.
They found Robert Pancher, 48, inside with a gun next to him.
A neighbor tells Newswatch 16 she heard the shots and saw what unfolded.
"They were holed up in a corner bedroom upstairs. The kids were protecting mom from what I could see, because they were opening the drapes and I could see that," Elaine Bower recalled.
Panser is charged with making terroristic threats and assault.
Shamokin Area School District was on a three-hour delay because of the threat.