Bradford Co. man arrested, holds three hostage

By Megan Carpenter
By Kelly McCarthy

December 15, 2013 Updated Dec 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM EDT

Towanda, PA (WBNG Binghamton) Pennsylvania State Police have arrested a man who held three people at gunpoint inside his home.

53-year-old Eugene Moore of Augusta Road in Bradford County is charged with multiple offenses including: Terroristic Threats, Unlawful Restraint, and False Imprisonment.

Troopers say Moore kept his victims inside his bedroom. They say they were able to get the victims out of the house through a bedroom window, while Moore was in the Kitchen.

Troopers say Moore then came out of the house, shotgun in hand, and did not comply with several orders they gave him. They say he eventually did lay on the ground and give up the shotgun. Troopers say Moore did resist arrest while being placed in custody and multiple rounds of ammunition were found on his person.

Troppers say Moore blamed the three victims for his marriage problems. The victims included a 58-year-old woman, 20-year-old woman, and 37-year-old man.

Moore was committed to the Bradfor County Correctional Facility under $150,000 bail. There will be a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

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