Police: Lower Makefield man who assaulted father captured
LOWER MAKEFIELD — Police said it took roughly 18 hours to find a man they said allegedly pointed a gun at his father and then choked him.
Lower Makefield police Chief Ken Coluzzi said police stopped Timothy Rumpa, 38, of Barnswallow Road, Lower Makefield, while he was driving back to his home after leaving there following the Tuesday incident.
Numerous police from neighboring townships were called in after the father reported the incident, Coluzzi said. Falls, Middletown, Warrington and Tullytown answered the call for help.
The man's parents, who said they were afraid of their son because he had access to numerous rifles, including an AR-15 and handguns, left the house and stayed at a hotel under police protection, the chief said.
On Wednesday, two SWAT trucks hit the road about 3:30 p.m. to look for Rumpa. Police also staked out the family home, figuring Rumpa would return. He was taken into custody before he reached the house, Coluzzi said.
Rumpa was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation, and charged in an arrest warrant with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, and possession of an instrument of crime. He'll be arraigned at a later date.