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State police capture Edward Hill, who pointed rifle at trooper

Published On: Aug 30 2013 09:43:05 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 30 2013 12:21:06 PM EDT

State police have captured a man who pointed a rifle at a state trooper in Schuylkill County Thursday night.

Trooper David Boehm said state police apprehended 54-year-old Edward Hill near the tracks where he was last seen in Schuylkill County around 8 a.m. Friday.

It all started just after 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Happy Valley Trailer Court in Molino, West Brunswick Township, near Hawk Mountain.


Hill, of Mohrsville, got into a fight with Edward Welty, the caretaker of the trailer park, according to a state police news release.

When police showed up, Hill was walking on nearby railroad tracks, and when police yelled at him, he pointed a rifle in their direction.

One of the officers on the scene fired at Hill, but it's unclear whether he was hit.

Hill was taken to the Schuylkill Haven state police barracks after he was apprehended.

Hill's charges include attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

He was arraigned Friday morning. He was sent to the Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.