WARREN, Pa. - A Warren, Pa. man is in custody after allegedly writing a letter that included a threat directed at the Warren County Courthouse.
Scott Edward Muzzy, 41, was charged with making a terroristic threat after information regarding the threat led Pennsylvania State Police based in Warren to him at a location on Oil Creek Road in Eldred Township.
When police apprehended Muzzy they say he admitted to writing the letter, which was discovered Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. Muzzy was arraigned before District Justice Glenn Carlson and was unable to post $35,000 bail. He was then taken to Warren County Jail.
A Warren County Sheriff’s deputy monitors the entrance to the Warren County Courthouse in light of a threat received on Wednesday.
Photo by Josh Cotton
The threat heightened security at the courthouse throughout the day Wednesday.
"The Warren County Sheriff's Office has received information concerning a potential threat directed towards the Warren County Courthouse," Sheriff Ken Klakamp said. "As a result of a meeting between the Sheriff, Courts and County Commissioners concerning the threat, security at the courthouse has been elevated."
Individuals seeking to enter the courthouse will be required to enter through the Fifth Avenue entrance. The main entrance on Fourth Avenue will be restricted.
"The elevated security will remain in effect until further notice," Klakamp said at the time, while also asking for the public's cooperation.
State police said that the City of Warren Police Department and the Warren County Sheriff's Office assisted in the investigation.