Man threatened students on bridge with knife, police say
A 38-year-old man was charged with threatening Dieruff High School students with a knife on the Tilghman Street Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Justin P. Hartranft, with no current address, was arrested following an investigation by Allentown patrol officers, school resources officers and detectives with the youth division, police Capt. Bill Lake said.
Police were dispatched Wednesday afternoon for a report of a man chasing high school students with a knife. Police took him into custody, Lake said.
Hartranft is awaiting arraignment on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment.