Police: Armed man enters Lebanon County school, steals truck before arrest

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 8, 2019 4:50 AM

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(Jonestown) --  State Police say a man who ran through a Lebanon County elementary school armed with a gun before fleeing, stealing a vehicle and running over a Jonestown employee has been taken into custody.

Police say the man approached a child getting off a bus Thursday afternoon, and attempted to follow the boy into his home but the mother stopped him.

Troopers say they then received a call from Jonestown Elementary School saying an armed man fitting the description had followed a parent into the school.

They say the man was chased out of the school then led an officer on a foot pursuit, brandishing a gun, before stealing a Jonestown Borough dump truck and running over its driver.

The driver was taken to a hospital.

The vehicle was stopped with spike strips and the man was taken into custody.

Nobody else was hurt.

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