Spring City man fires through wall, confronts police

William Chomiak

SPRING CITY — A borough man was arrested after his neighbor came home to find the bullets the man allegedly fired through a wall into the residence.

William Chomiak, 49, reportedly fired through the wall, causing the Spring City Police to respond around 5:45 p.m. Monday. Assisted by the East Vincent, East Coventry and Royersford Police, the Spring City Police secured the property and attempted to make contact with Chomiak, according to Spring City Chief Tony Kuklinski.

Chomiak reportedly came to the front of his residence, saw the police, then “retreated,” yelling that “he was not coming out unless police had a warrant.”

“Chomiak posed a threat to the officers, was yelling incoherently and was extremely agitated,” police said.

Allegedly holding an object in his hand that police could not identify initially, Chomiak kept “officers at bay for several moments,” refusing to surrender or drop the item.

Police said Chomiak “assumed a defensive position” and “barricaded himself from police by creating a fighting position.”

Chomiak was then physically apprehended by officers, with no one suffering injuries.

Several weapons were secured from Chomiak’s residence, according to police.

It was not indicated whether Chomiak was undergoing toxicology tests following the incident.

Chomiak was charged with discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and other related offenses.

He was arraigned Tuesday and sent to Chester County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $250,000 bail.

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