MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police say three members of a Marshfield family could face criminal charges for allegedly threatening hunters in a no-hunting zone and using an air horn to scare away ducks.

Chief Phil Tavares says the allegations have been referred to a clerk magistrate who will hold a hearing to determine whether there is probable cause to charge the family members with hunter interference and threatening to commit a crime.

He tells the Patriot Ledger ( ) three hunters set up in an area in which hunting is not permitted, but which had not been posted as a no-hunting zone. No hunting signs have since been put up.

He says the family members threatened the hunters with physical harm.

He did not release names because no charges have been filed.


Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger,