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A grandfather caring for his grandchildren in East Earl Township was charged with terroristic threats and public drunkenness after threatening to kill a neighbor’s children, police said.

Mark McCarraher, 51, of East Cocalico Township, was charged Wednesday after East Earl Township police had responded to a call for a disturbance.

McCarraher had been watching his two grandchildren at their home for the past month, police said. While watching the children, McCarraher is “constantly in a state of intoxication,” a neighbor told police, according to charging documents.

Police were dispatched Wednesday after an argument between McCarraher’s grandchildren and a neighbor’s children. McCarraher then approached the neighbor and twice threatened to kill her children, police said.

“Where is your husband? You go get your husband because I am about to kill your fat kids,” McCarraher told the neighbor, according to charging documents.

McCarraher was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.217%, police said.

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