Threats prompt courthouse lockdown


MIDDLEBURG — Charges were filed against an unidentified Port Trevorton woman who allegedly threatened a man in Middleburg.  The Friday afternoon incident also prompted a brief lockdown of the Snyder County Courthouse. Middleburg Police say it all started just after 2:00p.m. in the parking lot of grocery store.  A 37-year-old woman holding a baseball bat allegedly approached the vehicle of a 20-year-old man.


The woman coaxed the man out of the vehicle, told him to get on his knees and reportedly then got a rifle and pointed it at the man’s chest.  According to a police report, during the incident the woman said, “Are you going to stop stalking my niece…do you believe I will blow your brains out.”  The woman then slashed all of the tires on the man’s vehicle.


Police say they will not release any names related to the incident until the investigation is complete.  However, they say the woman will be charged with making terroristic threats and reckless endangering another person.


During this time, a request to the Snyder County Sheriff was made to lock down the Snyder County Courthouse, due to the proximity of the incident.  The lockdown lasted about 20 minutes.  Middleburg Police are continuing their investigation and were assisted at the scene by Snyder County Sheriff’s deputies. (Sara Bartlett)



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