Police arrest ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect who fled after incident in Rome Township


ROME TOWNSHIP — Pennsylvania State Police have announced the arrest of the man who allegedly made threats to numerous individuals and fled during an incident in Rome Township in late January.

According to police, 26-year-old Sebastian Shults was taken into custody on a felony warrant resulting from this incident. The suspect was apprehended on State Line Road in Windham Township on Wednesday.

Shultz was remanded to Bradford County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail.

State Police had originally responded to the area of Battlecreek Road in Rome Township on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at around 3:30 p.m. Through investigation police learned that Shults made threats to numerous individuals, including an ex-girlfriend.

Shults then threatened to harm himself and barricaded himself in the upstairs of the residence. According to police, family members heard the sounds of a firearm being loaded.

The state police Special Emergency Response Team was called to the scene. Upon arrival, they discovered that Shults had already left the residence.

State police told the public that Shults should be considered armed and dangerous.

Pennsylvania State Police Towanda issued an arrest warrant for Shults on terroristic threats charges. Police said the search of the residence revealed illegal activity and evidence was collected, which could result in additional charges.