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2019-10-23 01:25:32

NORTH HUNTINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Police say a suspect wearing a mask left a note on the counter of a restaurant falsely claiming there was an active shooter at two nearby Pennsylvania high schools so that he could rob a bank.

Authorities say 35-year-old Luke Joseph Dell walked into the North Huntington restaurant Tuesday morning and laid down a note claiming there were multiple bombs and a shooter at Jeannette and Norwin high schools. He said he wanted to distract police. One of the schools sent students home.

Police obtained a photo of the suspect and arrested Dell before he got to the bank.

They say Dell, who lives in Beavercreek, Ohio, will be charged with making terroristic threats, causing or risking a catastrophe and other offenses.

A phone number could not be found for Dell.

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