Pennsylvania Official Faces Charges That He Threatened Explosions, ‘Thousands of Rounds' of Gunfire During SWAT Standoff

The borough council president of a small Pittsburgh suburb was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on charges he threatened to detonate propane tanks and claimed to have "thousands of rounds'' available to shoot police who responded to his home for a domestic dispute last month.

Fifty-three-year old Keith Schwab faces charges including aggravated assault and terroristic threats stemming from the six-hour standoff at his McKees Rocks home on April 26.

Schwab hasn't answered repeated calls to his home and online court records don't list an attorney.

Police say an argument between Schwab and his son escalated when he grabbed a rifle and threatened officers who responded.

Police say Schwab made other threats when his wife and the police chief called him to defuse the situation before his eventual surrender.

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