Cops: Man, 81, says he'll 'blow up' school in misdialed call - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Cops: Man, 81, says he'll 'blow up' school in misdialed call

Posted: Updated:

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Police say an 81-year-old Pennsylvania man who left a phone message threatening to blow up a school says he misdialed and was trying to return a threatening call he'd received from another number.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Lawrence Stabler, the Loyalsock Township man arrested Thursday night.

Police say Stabler left a message on the answering machine at the Donald E. Schick Elementary School threatening to "blow up" the building near Williamport earlier in the day.

Police say Stabler acknowledged making the call, but told them he was trying to call back another number from which he'd received threatening calls.

Stabler has been jailed in Lycoming County, after he was unable to immediately post $25,000 bond.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Officials, residents meet to discuss recent west side arsons

    Monday, September 24 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-09-25 00:49:20 GMT
    More than a dozen vacant west side homes have been torched by suspected arsonists just since last month. Monday, concerned neighbors met with police and fire officials hoping to hang onto their sense of security. "Unfortunately there is no rhyme or reason to any of these fires," says Youngstown Fire Dept. Captain Kurt Wright. That makes the rush to finding those responsible for more than a dozen recent arsons all the more urgent. They've struck in a relatively small area...More >>
    More than a dozen vacant west side homes have been torched by suspected arsonists just since last month. Monday, concerned neighbors met with police and fire officials hoping to hang onto their sense of security. "Unfortunately there is no rhyme or reason to any of these fires," says Youngstown Fire Dept. Captain Kurt Wright. That makes the rush to finding those responsible for more than a dozen recent arsons all the more urgent. They've struck in a relatively small area...More >>
  • More than 100 drivers in Warren run through malfunctioning traffic light

    More than 100 drivers in Warren run through malfunctioning traffic light

    Monday, September 24 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-09-25 00:39:12 GMT

    If a traffic light isn't working correctly, Ohio law tells us to treat it like a four-way stop. But, video captured by 21 News on Friday shows it's a lesson many drivers seem to have forgotten.

    More >>

    If a traffic light isn't working correctly, Ohio law tells us to treat it like a four-way stop. But, video captured by 21 News on Friday shows it's a lesson many drivers seem to have forgotten.

    More >>
  • CDC advises earlier flu vaccination as flu season approaches

    CDC advises earlier flu vaccination as flu season approaches

    Monday, September 24 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-09-25 00:09:23 GMT
    The Ohio Department of Health has recently announced that all Ohioans who are 6 months and older should receive a flu shot as soon as possible. According to a press release, The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising that vaccination take place by the end of October. The press release informs that flu activity usually begins to rise in October and can last as late as May, with cases typically peaking in December and February. The CDC recommends getting a flu ...More >>
    The Ohio Department of Health has recently announced that all Ohioans who are 6 months and older should receive a flu shot as soon as possible. According to a press release, The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising that vaccination take place by the end of October. The press release informs that flu activity usually begins to rise in October and can last as late as May, with cases typically peaking in December and February. The CDC recommends getting a flu ...More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms