A York County man was taken into custody Monday several hours after an alleged domestic incident and police pursuit that started in Lancaster County.
Alexander William Scott, 26, of North Codorus Township, faces charges from Lancaster and York county law enforcement stemming from the incident.
Police were called just after 9:30 a.m. to a domestic incident at a home on West Main Street in Mount Joy. While officers were on their way, 911 dispatchers told them Scott threatened a victim by putting a loaded handgun in their mouth, according to charging documents filed by police.
The victim later told police Scott said the handgun, a Ruger 9mm, had enough bullets to kill the five people in the house, including himself, according to charging documents.
Scott fled the home in a vehicle and led Mount Joy police on a chase at speeds up to 100 mph to Interstate 83 in York County, according to police. Officers discontinued the chase due to weather conditions and for the public's safety, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Police in York were alerted to the chase and told Scott allegedly had a stolen firearm, according to a YDR.com video of Newberry Township police Sgt. Braxton Ditty.
Scott was located at 3:25 p.m. in a vehicle different from the initial pursuit at exit 33 of I-83 in Newsberry Township, according to Ditty. Scott, who had a firearm, refused to comply with police commands to get out of the vehicle, he said.
Newberry Township police as well as the York County Quick Response Team and the Dauphin County Crisis Response Team eventually were able to take Scott into custody, Ditty said.
The incident lasted more than three hours and held up traffic during the evening rush hour, according to YDR.com. The I-83 ramps at the Yocumtown exit and a section the Old Trail near the highway were closed.
Newberry Township police said they would not be filing charges against Scott. Court records show York's Southern Regional Police Department charged him with illegally possessing a firearm, theft and receiving stolen property. Southwestern Regional police charged him with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Scott was arraigned on the charges and posted bail, court records show.
There is an active warrant for Scott's arrest from Mount Joy Borough police through District Judge Scott Albert's office.
Officer Daniel Gordon filed charges of aggravated assault, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, four counts of terroristic threats, harassment, simple assault, stalking, fleeing police and several traffic violations against Scott.