Police: Man accused of threatening 2 Pennsylvania schools with mass shooting

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PENNSYLVANIA -

A man from Pennsylvania has been accused of threatening two school campuses in the area.

According to police, the mayor of Hazelton, Pennsylvania was tipped off to a text message -- threatening the schools with a mass shooting, pipe bomb and possible diversion.

Police say Christian Diehl, 28, was later identified and tracked down driving his car, within 13 hours of the tip. He was arrested.

Diehl faces a third-degree felony charge of threatening to use weapons of mass destruction.

A local TV station reports Diehl said he was just joking.

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