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Osterburg man greets officers with gun

Ensuing standoff lasts one hour; Ickes now in Blair County Prison

August 13, 2014
By Phil Ray ( , The Altoona Mirror

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Two Blair County parole and probation officers said they ran into trouble Monday when they went to talk to Don Ralph Ickes of Osterburg. Ickes, who previously has declared himself to be a "sovereign man," refused to let them in his home.

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