Del. man arrested after allegedly threatening officers

William Metts III, 56, of Milford  

A man is in custody after police say he was disorderly and threatened to shoot and stab officers at a Harrington store.

The Harrington Police Department says on Friday, around 3:40 PM,  officers responded to a report of a disorderly subject. Police say a Harrington officer was assisting two Delaware State Police Troopers with a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Royal Farms, on Milford-Harrington Highway. During that time, authorities report that a subject inside the store was being disorderly.

According to the report, authorities determined that 56-year-old William Metts, of Milford, was inside the store and became disorderly with employees, refusing to leave the store. When the employee told Metts she was calling police, officers say Metts threatened to shoot and stab the officers if they tried to arrest him. Authorities report Metts made hand gestures towards the officers like he was going to shoot them. 

The 56-year-old was arrested and charged with three counts of threaten the life or threaten serious physical injury to a public official or public servant, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass second degree. 

He was turned over to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $3,350 secured bond. 

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