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Trial ordered over incendiary devices thrown at officers

Published August 30. 2018 05:10AM

EASTON (AP) — A man accused of throwing incendiary devices at police officers during a standoff at an eastern Pennsylvania home has been ordered to stand trial.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that a Northampton County judge Wednesday upheld charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, arson and related charges against 27-year-old Jeffrey Folkner.

Easton police say they were called to the home July 18 after a domestic dispute and allege that Folkner lobbed gas-filled beer bottles stuffed with flaming rags that ignited a nearby store and scorched a patrol car.

They also allege that he fired a shotgun and walked toward officers armed with a machete before he was disarmed. Folkner’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

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Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com

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