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Ligonier Township burglary suspect held at gunpoint by neighbor

Renatta Signorini
| Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Brian K. Will, 47, of Derry Township
Brian K. Will, 47, of Derry Township

A Ligonier Township man held a burglar at gunpoint early Thursday after he heard the suspect trying to break into his brother's house next door, according to police.

Brian K. Will, 47, of Derry Township allegedly was trying to break in the door of a Binkey Road home about 5:45 a.m. when the occupant called police. According to an affidavit, the occupant's brother heard the commotion and found Will threatening to kill his brother, township police said.

Investigators found a wire camp saw in Will's pants pocket and a large machete in his car. Will had previously been told to stay off that property by police, according to the affidavit.

Will is charged with attempted burglary, attempted assault, possession of an instrument of crime, defiant trespass, terroristic threats, criminal mischief and possessing an offensive weapon.

He was being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $100,000 bail. An Oct. 6 preliminary hearing is set.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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