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Lancaster Co. man arrested for threatening PennDOT call taker

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Robert Perkner Robert Perkner
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police have charged a Lancaster County man after they say he threatened to "start shooting people" during a call with PennDOT.

On Saturday, PennDOT contacted police in reference to a call received by the call center in Lower Paxton Township.

According to officials, 66-year-old Robert Scott Perkner of Turtle Hill Road in Leola called PennDOT on Friday in reference to a suspended registration plate.

At the end of the call, police said Perkner threatened to "start shooting people" when the call taker was unable to expedite returning the registration plate.

Perkner was arrested at his home without incident with the assistance of West Earl Township Police and the Akron Borough Police Department.

He was arraigned at the Dauphin County Justice Center on one count of terroristic threats, and bail was set at $15,000 unsecured.

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