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Man Charged with making threats against Temple University

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. - A man from Northampton County has been arrested and charged with making threats towards Temple University and their police while purchasing ammunition at a Walmart store in Tullytown.

Patrick J. Buhler, 29, was arraigned Saturday by District Judge William J. Benz on misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats and harassment. Buhler was taken to the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail set at 10% of $100,000.

According to a police report, Buhler spoke to a customer at the store about the security at Temple University. The report says he asked questions about campus police and the department's response time.

An employee witnessed the conversation and said that it occurred in the sporting goods department while Buhler was purchasing five boxes of .223 ammunition, says the complaint. Buhler noted he was purchasing the ammunition because he knew police wore body armor, say officials.

Police say that Buhler had visited multiple Walmart stores where he made additional purchases of ammunition, knives and small-cylinder propane bottles, as well as a two-way radio and binoculars.

Police tracked down Buhler Thursday at his residence in Morrisville. Buhler noted that the conversation with the Tullytown Walmart customer was a mistake

He indicated that he insinuated "violent things" and said he did not know what he was thinking when he said them, the complaint says.



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