Arrest made after bomb threat at Dauphin County Courthouse

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A Lebanon man has been arrested for calling in a fake bomb threat to the Dauphin County Courthouse, police said.

William Martin Vancise, 21, was taken into custody in Lebanon on Monday after he called state police saying a bomb was set to detonate at the courthouse in Harrisburg.

According to police reports, Vancise gave a description of the devise and a detonation time.

He told authorities he built the bomb and had a  friend place it at the courthouse.

Both the Dauphin County Courthouse and the Harrisburg Police Department buildings were evacuated and searched by bomb-sniffing dogs.

He is charged with making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.

Vancise is being held on $15,000 in Lebanon County Prison.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 20 .


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