On February 11, 2018, at approximately 4:50 p.m., a resident of the 600 block of Boas St came to the Harrisburg Bureau of Police lobby to report that her husband had threatened her with a gun.
The victim stated that she woke up her husband, Paul John Troiana III, out of bed to ask him a question. He became very aggravated and pulled a black handgun out of the bedside table next to the bed. He pointed the gun at the ceiling, cocked the gun, and stated, "If you don't shut your mouth now, you're going to feel how this feels in your head. The victim became frightened and Troiani him that she was going to go to the police station to which he responded, "If the cops come, I'll be doing some shooting". The victim and her son left the residence and came to the police station to report the incident. The victim’s son corroborated her story.
The victim informed Harrisburg Police that Troiani is a Person Not to Possess. On 9/12/2003, Troiani plead guilty to Aggravated Assault, making him a Person Not to Possess. The victim stated that Troiani had 3 handguns and 4 rifles in the studio apartment.
When Officers arrived at the residence to arrest Troiani, there was a sign on the door that stated, "Warning an Army Veteran lives here please do not knock or attempt to enter you could be shot, nothing is worth death or dismemberment." Officers attempted to unlock the door with a key provided by the victim; however, it appeared to be barricaded. The victim stated that Troiani has barricaded the door before with a metal rod and that the sign had been on the door since before the incident.
Due to the door being barricaded, CRT was called out. Officers began knocking on the doors of surrounding residences to evacuate when Troiani opened his door and was taken into custody. He was transported to Dauphin County Booking Center.
Harrisburg Police searched the house with the victim’s permission for any firearms. A 44-caliber handgun was found with powder and a ball it in.
Troiana was charged with Simple Assault by Physical Menace, Terroristic Threats, and Person Not to Possess.