Harrisburg firefighter pointed gun at officers, police say

Matthew Duvall (submitted)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Harrisburg firefighter was arrested after police said he pointed a gun at officers outside his home Sunday night.

Matthew Duvall, 42, reportedly was walking around with an MC10-style gun and threatening people when officers were called to his home in the 1900 block of North Street, city police said in a news release Tuesday.

Duvall went into his home as officers arrived, then came outside again and pointed the gun at them, police said. The officers ordered Duvall to place the gun on the ground and to raise his hands. After several tense minutes, he complied.

The .45-caliber gun had been reported as stolen in Swatara Township, police said.

Duvall was charged with recklessly endangering, receiving stolen property, public drunkenness, and disorderly conduct.

Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline said Duvall is on administrative leave pending an investigation. He said Duvall was off-duty at the time of his arrest.

Enterline said city officials are not allowed to comment on personnel matters, but more information would be available after the results of the investigation and a preliminary hearing.

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