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Schuylkill County man arrested after striking woman with rifle barrel

GIRARDVILLE, Pa. - A man was arrested in Schuylkill County Friday after striking a woman with a rifle barrel, state police said.

Michael Twigg, 55, was charged with aggravated assault and other charges after the incident in West Main St. in Girardville.

During a domestic dispute, Twigg retrieved a rifle, pointed it at the victim's face and threatened her.

Twigg then struck the victim with above the right eye with the rifle's barrel, causing a laceration, police said.

The victim escaped the residence and called police. Police took Twigg into custody without incident.

He was arraigned by Magisterial District Justice David Plachko and unable to post bail.

He was taken to Schuylkill County Prison.

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