- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania police officer accused of pointing a gun at his ex-wife’s husband and threatening to kill him has been fired.

The Ligonier (lig-uh-NEER’) Borough Council voted on Thursday to terminate Cpl. Edward Huwalt.

Westmoreland County detectives say Huwalt was in uniform and driving a marked sport utility vehicle when he pulled up next to Charles Knupp on Jan. 24 in a grocery store parking lot. Huwalt allegedly called Knupp a derogatory name, threatened to kill him and pointed a blue automatic pistol at him.

The 61-year-old Huwalt was arraigned Wednesday on charges including making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment.

Mayor Ormond Bellas says Huwalt’s firing stemmed directly from the criminal charges.

A preliminary hearing is expected on Feb. 23.

It wasn’t immediately known if Huwalt has a lawyer.

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