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Police station, homes evacuated during truck search

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The Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Jonestown and nearby homes were briefly evacuated Tuesday afternoon while troopers checked a tractor-trailer for a possible explosives.

Police said 25-year-old Dany Medina of Cutler Bay, Fla. believed there might be a bomb on his truck, but no explosives were found.

The incident started earlier in the day at Love's Truck Stop in Union Township when Medina reported that someone had been following him. Troopers spoke to Medina at the truck stop, but he could not provide a description of the suspicious vehicle, police said.

Police returned to the truck stop moments later after a manager complained Medina was refusing to leave the fuel islands. He told troopers he was afraid to start the tractor-trailer because he thought it might have explosives, police said.

When troopers told him to leave the truck stop, Medina drove south on Route 72 to the barracks, stopped his truck and ran to the front door, apparently unaware the building was a police station, authorities said.

He was taken into custody at the entrance.

Police said they will charge Medina with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and terroristic threats.


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