Man Arrested in Northumberland County after Alleged Threats

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.

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