Pennsylvania Official Jailed After 6-Hour SWAT Standoff

Police say a small-town Pennsylvania politician engaged a SWAT team in a six-hour standoff after threatening his son with a bat and barricading himself in his home.

McKees Rocks borough council president Keith Schwab was jailed Sunday on charges of terroristic threats and recklessly endangerment.

An arraignment for the 53-year-old is scheduled for Monday. Online court records didn't list a lawyer to comment on the charges.

Police say they called the SWAT team in after hearing what sounded like Schwab loading a rifle in the basement. They say he threatened officers.

The SWAT team used gas and a bean bag round to subdue Schwab after nearly six hours of negotiations.

Schwab's wife and children fled the home. No injuries were reported.

McKees Rocks is about 4 miles from downtown Pittsburgh.

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