A Tamaqua man faces charges after allegedly threatening his tenants.

Tamaqua Police allege that Blair Terry Kranch, 66, of 187 Owl Creek Rd., Tamaqua, took issue with the way his property was being maintained by Andrew Lewis, who is currently renting with the option to buy the parcel. Three people heard Kranch threaten to "burn down the house with everyone inside."

Kranch claimed he only threatened to tear the place down.

Either way, Patrolman Karl Harig cited Kranch for making terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct.