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Monroe County man faces terroristic threats charge

Published March 05. 2014 05:01PM

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of terroristic threats and other counts following an incident that occurred early Saturday, March 1.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 1:30 a.m. they were dispatched to 1214 Clover Road in Tunkhannock Township, for a report of a man threatening to stab another man. Pocono Township police also responded to assist.

On scene officers found Edwin Lantigua, 40, of Long Pond, on the front porch of the residence pounding on the door and yelling that he was going to stab someone.

He was visibly intoxicated, police said, and was taken into custody.

Officers spoke with Garrett Mann, who identified himself as Lantigua's brother-in-law.

He said the suspect was drunk and threatening to kill him by stabbing him. He also said there was a large butcher knife missing from the kitchen and that he feared for his life.

Police noted that Lantigua never displayed a knife.

Lantigua was taken to the county prison in Snydersville for arraignment.

In addition to the threats count he was also charged with simple assault, harassment, and public drunkenness.

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