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Man charged in Pa. Planned Parenthood break-in, vandalism

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 14, 2019 12:25 PM
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This image taken from video footage at the Wilkes-Barre Planned Parenthood office shows a suspect in the August 12, 2019, vandalism incident. (Wilkes-Barre City Police Department via Facebook)

(Wilkes-Barre) -- A man has been charged with breaking into a Planned Parenthood office in northeastern Pennsylvania, smashing glass doors and painting graffiti on the walls.

Thirty-nine-year-old Iain Carberry is charged in Luzerne County with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct in the early morning break-in Monday at the Wilkes-Barre office.

Melissa Reed, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone, said surveillance images show a man throwing a brick through a window, then coming back an hour later with another brick and smashing other windows and painting graffiti including a biblical verse in red.

Planned Parenthood Keystone said in a statement the act was "aimed to intimidate, threaten and instill fear."

Court documents don't list a defense attorney and a working phone number for Carberry couldn't be found Wednesday.

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