Police: Owner in custody after struggle with troopers at Hamilton Township fire

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — One person is in custody after a fire broke out at a home on Haney Road in Hamilton Township Thursday afternoon.

Troopers arrived on scene to the fully engulfed residential structure fire around 4:15 p.m. No one was inside at the time, Troopers say.

There was a male on scene repeatedly attempting to approach the residence but remained in a position that stopped members from the Blue Ridge Fire Department from extinguishing the structure fire, officers say.

Troopers say the male was given several verbal warnings and commands to move from the area, but wasn’t responding. So, State Police made contact with the male, the owner of the home, who allegedly appeared under the influence.

Troopers attempted to detain the male, at which point he began to resist arrest, and fled on foot, officers say.

As Troopers attempted to stop the male, a struggle ensued, and as a result, the male had to be tased in order to comply. The male was taken into custody and was in possession of controlled substances, police say.

According to Troopers, on Friday, a search warrant was executed on the property resulting in narcotics and other related drug paraphernalia being found.

The male has been remanded to the Monroe County Correctional Facility pending a court hearing.

The cause of the fire is still unknown but the Troop N Fire Marshal and Troopers from PSP Stroudsburg will continue to investigate the incident.

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