PITTSBURGH (TheBlaze/AP) — Police in suburban Pittsburgh say a man fired a rifle at his neighbor hanging Christmas lights and then held officers at bay for several hours inside his home before he was arrested.
Munhall police said 53-year-old Richard Carter has been charged with attempted homicide and other counts after shooting at his neighbor Saturday afternoon; Carter was inside his house when he fired two rifle shots at his neighbor, KDKA-TV reported. The neighbor suffered a cut lip, which police said was caused by a ricocheted shot fragment.
A SWAT team eventually persuaded Carter to surrender after seven hours, authorities said. Police said they found spent rifle shell casings in Carter's home, along with thousands of rounds of ammunition and at least two dozen guns.
While Carter told reporters he was mad at his neighbor for personal reasons, Chief Patrick Campbell said Carter has mental health issues that were known to police. KDKA added that police said they've been called to Carter's house for other reasons before and that he distrusts the government.
A news camera caught a few images of signs posted outside Carter's house:
Here's a report from KDKA: