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Hummelstown man arrested after posting threatening Facebook message

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Laron D. Wilson Jr.


Laron D. Wilson Jr.


Police have arrested a 21-year-old man who they say made threats on Facebook to shoot someone at a community carnival in Dauphin County.

Laron Darnell Wilson Jr.,  is charged with making  terroristic threats. Wilson is also accused of concealing his identity at the time of his arrest.

Investigators received information about the threatening Facebook post on Aug. 8.

In the Facebook post— Wilson threatened to shoot another individual while at the FFO carnival in Hummelstown, police said.

The threat was seen by several people, who reported it to the Hummelstown Borough Police Department.

Wilson was arrested and taken to Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27.