Pa. man booby-trapped his home during arrest

At the time of his arrest, 46-year-old William Holley was heavily armed and had rigged a door with a loaded revolver if the door was opened


Associated Press

MATAMORAS, Pa. — Police say a man threatening to harm himself had booby-trapped an entrance to his Pennsylvania home with a handgun.

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. Police entered through a window, and Holley allegedly grabbed a gun. He then 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 charged with aggravated assault, attempted assault on a police officer and other counts. His attorney declined to comment Tuesday.

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