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Mark Wingerd, 66, of New Holland, was charged with threatening to shoot people at Mennonite Home after being denied a volunteer position, police said.

A New Holland man who was denied a volunteer position at Mennonite Home Communities has been accused of threatening to come there anyway and shoot whoever tried to stop him, police said.

Mark Andrew Wingerd, 66, of New Holland, was arrested at his home Monday evening after making the threats around 3 p.m., Manheim Township police said.

According to police, Wingerd was denied a volunteer position and told not to come to a meeting at 1520 Harrisburg Pike.

An agitated Wingerd threatened to come anyway. When told he would be denied entry, he said that Pennsylvania is an open carry state and that he would bring his gun and shoot anyone who tried to stop him.

He is charged with making terroristic threats and remains free after posting $25,000 bond.

In October, Wingerd became irate, backed his Toyota Prius into a police cruiser and drove off after being issued traffic citations for a stop sign violation in New Holland Borough, according to New Holland police. He was stopped and taken into custody a short time later. The outcome of that case was not immediately clear.