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Pennsylvania Man Charged in Booby-Trapped Home Arrest

Police say a man threatening to harm himself booby-trapped an entrance to his northeastern Pennsylvania with a handgun before being subdued by officers.

MATAMORAS, Pa.-- Police say a man threatening to harm himself booby-trapped an entrance to his northeastern Pennsylvania with a handgun before being subdued by officers.

Eastern Pike Regional Police say 46-year-old William Holley was heavily armed when police were called to his Matamoras home last week.

The Pocono Record of Stroudsburg reports police heard a gunshot from inside the home and attempted to enter through a back door but deemed it unsafe. Holley allegedly grabbed a gun when confronted by police who entered through a window but was taken into custody.

Authorities later discovered the back door had been rigged with a loaded revolver and flares that would ignite if the door was opened.

Holley is being held on $500,000 bail. His attorney declined comment Tuesday.

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