State police seek Ulster man involved in kidnapping
State police at Towanda are seeking information about the whereabouts of an Ulster man they said was involved in a kidnapping/aggravated assault incident at 5:13 p.m. June 22 at various locations in Ulster Township.
Police said a warrant of arrest was obtained for Christopher Michael Shulas, 34, of Ulster, and his whereabouts are still unknown. Police said he should be considered dangerous and has violent tendencies, though all firearms used by him during the incident were recovered.
Police said they responded to 370 Oakhill Rd., Ulster Township, for a report of a domestic disturbance, where Shulas had threatened to kill two victims, a 67-year-old Ulster woman and a 68-year-old Ulster man, and was in possession of numerous firearms.
Prior to their arrival, police said Shulas forced a 29-year-old Binghamton, N.Y. woman into a vehicle at gunpoint and made her drive him from the area. While traveling on Route 220 in Ulster Township, he pointed a sawed-off shotgun at her, and told her if she did not do what he wanted, he would kill her. Police said he fired the sawed-off shotgun out the window of the moving vehicle into the air. The woman told him that she needed to stop for gas if she was going to take him where he wanted to go, and proceeded to pull into Bishop's Gas Station on Route 220 in Ulster Township, police said.
According to police, she entered the store and told store employees to contact police because Shulas was armed with several firearms and was going to kill her. Police said store employees kept her in the store, and refused to let Shulas enter the store when he made an attempt to find the woman. Several members of state police at Towanda responded to Bishop's Gas Stationi and upon arrival, it was determined that he had fled in a northbound direction on Route 220. Police searched the surrounding area, but were unsuccessful in locating him.
Anyone with information as to the location of Shulas are asked to contact state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.