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Man accused of threatening to 'shoot-up' Austintown bar

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Witnesses told police that an Austintown man threatened to shoot-up a township bar and blow people's faces off with what turned out to be a pellet gun.

Those claims made by customers of Chipper's Sports Bar led to the arrest of 31-year-old Kenneth Porter early Monday.

Police were called to the Mahoning Avenue bar just after midnight where several people in the parking lot said that a man had been asking for marijuana, looking into cars, and waving a gun around.

The witnesses say they yelled at Porter when he allegedly reached into a car. They say Porter responded by saying he was “going to shoot the whole building up,” and threatened to “blow people's faces off.”

Officers arrested Porter a short distance away, saying he dropped a bag containing a pellet gun and a laptop computer which police say had been taken from one of the cars in the parking lot.

Porter is in the Mahoning County Jail on charges of inducing panic, aggravated menacing, receiving stolen property, and disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to answer the charges in county court on Wednesday.

Also, Porter is wanted in Youngstown for failing to appear in court on an OVI charge.

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