Hiker threatens man with knife along Appalachian Trail

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A Maine man is facing charges after he threatened a hiker with a knife on the Appalachian Trail in Franklin County on Friday, state police said.

Clay Alan Davis, 52, of Mercer, Maine, is charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. It happened around 2:45 p.m. on the trail that runs through Caledonia State Park in Southampton Township.

According to police reports, Davis became angry with a 54-year-old hiker and demanded to see his cell phone. Davis allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened the victim.

Davis was later found by officers with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  He was arrested and taken to Franklin County Prison in lieu of $3,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 29.

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