Manheim man arrested after threat to police

MANHEIM, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster County man was arrested after police said he made threats to a 911 dispatcher and armed himself with a handgun during an incident at his home Tuesday night.

Michael J. Bires, 54, of Manheim, was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and resisting arrest following the incident in the 300 block of North Colebrook Road, borough police said in a news release.

The incident began when a 911 dispatcher returned a hang-up call from the home and spoke to Bires, who warned that “something bad would happen” if police responded to his house. A woman was heard in the background of the 911 call, police said.

Officers approached the house and saw Bires holding a handgun. After several attempts to have him drop the weapon, Bires came out of the house and was taken into custody with the use of a stun gun.

Two loaded pistol were recovered from the scene and Bires was visibly intoxicated to the point that he endangered himself and others, police said.

Manheim Police Chief Joseph Stauffer said Bires put himself and others at risk of death or serious injury, and the officers’ actions during the encounter are nothing short of heroic.

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