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Hearing Set for Man Accused of Threatening to Blow Up a House

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The preliminary hearing for a man whose threats to blow up a house caused the evacuation of five houses is scheduled for Friday.

21-year-old Daniel Walton of Bradford is facing a number of charges in connection to an incident in DuBois on May 26.

Court papers say Walton’s cousin called police, concerned that he may be breaking things following a fight between family members. After police arrived he admitted to breaking in the front door. He later struggled with  police when he tried to leave after they told him he couldn’t.

A neighbor told police Walton had threatened to blow up a neighboring house and, after police noticed a strong odor of gas inside, they evacuated five houses and 10 people.

He later told police he turned on the gas stove to get someone’s attention. Another neighbor said Walton told her he was going to bomb the house and tried to take her gas can, but she was able to keep it from him.

Walton remains in Clearfield County Jail.

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