Man charged in Bradford County standoff (with photos)

By Chelsea Bishop
By Suzanne Proulx
By Conor Mooney

May 14, 2013 Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 1:33 PM EST

South Waverly, PA (WBNG Binghamton) Pennsylvania State Police end a stand off with a man who barricaded himself in his home for hours overnight Monday.

Sayre Police said the incident happened at 44 William Street. Neighbors say it started at approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday.

According to a police affidavit, it started when Timothy Murphy, 62, of South Waverly picked up his son from track practice.

Once he returned home. Murphy took out a 357 Magnum and told his son to "sit down," and pulled back the hammer.

According to Murphy's son, he escaped the house and called a friend.

Police arrived at the home, where Murphy threatened to kill them if they entered his property, saying he was "setting up and getting ready for them."

He was eventually detained and taken into custody Tuesday morning.

The Bradford County Magistrate arraigned Murphy on multiple charges, including aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

The affidavit indicates that on previous occasions, Murphy had made a death threat to his son.

His son had been so terrified of his father that he had made a will that he hid in the basement of the house.

The son also stated that Murphy had been having prostate problems and was waiting on test results.

Murphy was taken to Bradford County Jail on $200,000 bail.

The Sayre Area School District was put on a two-hour delay as a precaution.