Man jailed for pointing gun at another man

PHILIPSBURG – A 63-year-old Philipsburg man is in jail after he threatened the life of another man Saturday afternoon.

State police at Clearfield report that Clair Welder allegedly pointed a loaded pistol at the head of a 35-year-old Houtzdale man while the pair was at Welder’s residence in Decatur Township at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

The alleged victim was able to grab the pistol, but Welder allegedly threatened him with a loaded shotgun.
Welder was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Rudella. He is housed in Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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