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'Playtime's over': Raymond winery operator accused of firing weapon in dispute with employee
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'Playtime's over': Raymond winery operator accused of firing weapon in dispute with employee

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A woman operating Windcrest Winery has been arrested for terroristic threats after she fired a handgun, according to Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner. 

Cynthia Koester

Cynthia Koester

Cynthia Koester, 58, is leasing to own the winery at 3110 W. Branched Oak Road, he said, and hired a 43-year-old male employee to help manage the business. Both live on the property, which Wagner said the department has been called to multiple times this week to manage a dispute between the two. 

At about 5 p.m. Thursday, Koester texted the man "playtime's over" before he heard a single gunshot, authorities said.

When officers arrived, they confiscated a 38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver with one spent round and five live rounds inside. 

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