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Somerset County Man Charged With Kidnapping

And a Somerset County man is facing charges for allegedly kidnapping a woman over the Weekend.

Police say on Sunday the woman made several attempts to leave 37-year-old Tony Eppolito’s 5th street home in Windber.

Police say Eppolito threatened the woman with a gun and pulled her hair as she attempted to exit the front door.

On Sunday Night, police say the woman eventually fled Eppolito’s home without shoes and hid in a nearby yard.

A search of Epolito’s home also allegedly found several drugs, paraphernalia and a rifle.

Epolito is charged with multiple offenses, including felony counts for kidnapping and firearm possession.

He is being housed in the Somerset County Jail.

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