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Gallitzin Bomb Threat Update

The possibility of an explosive device forced dozens from their homes in Gallitzin on Saturday.

Several hours later it was ruled not a threat.

The intersection of main and chestnut streets in Gallitzin on Monday looked normal, but that wasn’t the case Saturday afternoon.

And the idea of such activity scared one woman we talked to.

Angela lynch a one stop Gallitzin employee shared, “we have a really small town and its getting, its getting really scary.”

Angela lynch lives in Gallitzin and she says she was on her way back to town from Altoona Saturday evening when she arrived at her community with the streets blocked off.

Lynch added, “we just drove around and we asked the guy at the tunnel inn and we said, ‘what is going on’. And he said that there was a bomb scare and everyone had to vacate the area and everything was shut down.”

Gallitzin police told our crew on scene they were called to the area of main street and chestnut street late this afternoon as two people were involved in some sort of altercation. As part of the investigation, a box truck was discovered with a suspicious box on it.

Local police, state police and the bomb squad from Greensburg became involved immediately and although no bomb was found.

Bradley Benton the Chief within the Gallitzin Borough Police Department says this investigation is still ongoing.

“And like I said, at this point they will be doing more follow ups into this case and there will be some charges filed.”

Benton tells me one person was detained, but no longer is in custody.

He wouldn’t share any other details about this case

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