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Cranberry Twp. man charged with threatening wife with gun

A Cranberry Township man is facing charges for allegedly threatening his wife with a gun in their home.

Scott Alvin Luster, 62, was charged with a felony count of aggravated assault, a misdemeanor charge of terroristic threats and summary harassment following the July 31 incident.

Township police said Luster appeared to be intoxicated, spoke with slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, and was handcuffed for officer safety.

Police said in an affidavit, that Luster told responding officers that his wife pointed a gun at him and told them where the gun was located when they arrived at the couple’s home on Lewisham Road just after 6 p.m.

Township police said Luster’s wife was upset, shaking, crying, hyperventilating and had difficulty speaking when they arrived. She told officers that Luster threatened her.

Police said the woman said her husband had been drinking all day and she left at one point to give him time to calm down. She said he was still drinking when she returned, and she locked herself in a bedroom due to fear after he became belligerent toward her, police said.

According to police, she said he pounded on the door and demanded she open it. She called 911.

Luster allegedly unlocked the door with a pin, entered the room carrying a 9mm handgun, began shouting at her, pointed the gun at himself and told her to take the gun and shoot him, police said.

She told police she refused his request and began to cry before he allegedly pointed the gun at her and threatened to shoot her and her grandchildren, police said.

Police said they recovered the gun, which was loaded, and found a metal pin lodged in the door lock of the bedroom.