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Allentown cop tried to shoot wife but shotgun jammed, paperwork says

EASTON, Pa. - An Allentown police officer is accused of trying to kill his wife and threatening to kill her children in Easton, authorities say.


Ismael Segarra Jr., 37, is facing charges of attempted homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, simple assault and four counts of terroristic threats in the domestic incident on Tuesday, according to police paperwork.


Easton police responded to a business on N. 13th Street after a woman called 911 to say her husband, Segarra, who was armed with at least one gun, had threatened to kill her and her children and was driving around looking for them, the paperwork says.


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