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Police: Man wanted to kill doctor

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By Jewels Phraner
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, 8:58 p.m.

A Ligonier man accused of threatening to kill a borough doctor has been charged with attempted homicide.

Ligonier Township police said Paul R. Sieminkewicz, 54, came to David Anto's home at about 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and asked a woman where he could find the doctor.

The woman told police that Sieminkewicz got out of his vehicle “in an aggressive manner” and had his hand in his front pocket, “appearing to conceal a weapon,” according to the affidavit of probable cause.

When the woman told Sieminkewicz that Anto was not home, Sieminkewicz told her he was going to find and kill Anto.

Police pulled Sieminkewicz over on Route 711 near the Ligonier Camp and Conference Center and he told police he had a gun in his glove box. Officers found a Taurus handgun with a loaded magazine and 11 rounds of ammunition in the vehicle.

Police said Sieminkewicz was headed in the direction of Anto's West Main Street office in Ligonier.

Sieminkewicz has been released from Westmoreland County Prison after posting a $25,000 cash bond. In addition, he was charged with terroristic threats and harassment.

He will face a preliminary hearing before Ligonier District Judge Denise Snyder Thiel set for 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9.

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