Portage man arrested after chasing down another man, threatening him

Portage man arrested after chasing down garbage truck worker with apparent gun in hand. (Cambria County Prison)

PORTAGE - A Portage man is in jail after police said he chased down a garbage truck and threatened another man with what appeared to be a gun.

Some people in the typically quiet neighborhood said they watched police, with their guns drawn, track down 21-year-old Nicholas Nagle.

"It scared me. My mom came in my room and said there's something going on outside," said Breanna Duiay, an eyewitness.

"At about 9 a.m. I received a call about a man chasing another man down Orchard Street," said Chief Edward Miller, Portage Borough Police.

Police said the garbage truck worker was trying to run away from Nagle when he fell down a set of steps.

"Nagle then pointed what the victim felt was a genuine handgun at him. Pointing at his head. It most likely ended up being an air soft gun. But, he was threatening to blow his head off," Miller said.

Nagle then called an unidentified woman to pick him up.

Portage police called for backup from multiple neighboring police departments.

"Nagle was found by an assisting police department, hiding in the back of an SUV on the road, driven by a female," Miller said.

Police surrounded the car with their guns drawn. Nagle was arrested.

Miller told 6 News there was a relationship between the victim and suspect, which possibly led to the chase.

"The victim is the father of the ex-girlfriend of (the) suspect," Miller said.

"It's all very unusual. Everyone knows everyone here. It's not common for this to happen here," Duiay said.

Police said Nagle has been charged with terrorist threats, tampering with evidence and simple assault. He's in the Cambria County Prison on $10,000 bail.

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