Easton man arrested following standoff with police

EASTON, Pa. (WPVI) -- An Easton man is facing attempted murder charges Thursday following a standoff with police officers late Wednesday night.

The incident began when authorities responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home along the 600 block of Pearl Street.

A 32-year-old man with visible injuries told officers his roommate, 27-year-old Jeffrey Folkner, punched him and attacked him with a baseball bat.

When police tried to question Folkner, he allegedly tried to attack them.

Officials said Folkner threw a large air conditioner out of a second-floor window, threw Molotov cocktails at police vehicles and may have even fired two gunshots inside the home.

According to authorities, it was when Folkner reportedly came outside carrying a machete that police subdued him.

Folkner is now facing a list of charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault.

He is being held on $55,000 bail.
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