According to the Republican Herald, Ana Emelia Torres, 42, then threatened to kill herself and possibly another person.
Police units from around the area were called to the scene along with armored vehicles. Residents near the home were asked to leave their home for safety issues and streets around were closed.
Police entered the home early afternoon and found the Torres dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
According to residents that live nearby, the incident ended around 2pm.
The Schuylkill County Coroner's office is still investigating the cause of death.
Republican Herald's story
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