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Philadelphia Man Jailed In Death Threats That Locked Down Pennsylvania Schools

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MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man has been jailed on charges he made calls from a suburban Pittsburgh hotel room threatening to kill police officers, which prompted a brief lockdown of nearby schools.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 61-year-old Daniel Hendrie who Monroeville police say was completely naked and claiming to be country-western singer Merle Haggard when they approached his hotel room about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Police say Hendrie made six threatening calls to Allegheny County 911 dispatchers between 4:50 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Monday.

Because of the nature of the threats, and because the hotel is near the Gateway School District’s high, middle and elementary schools, police ordered the buildings locked down as a precaution. No threats were directed at the schools.

Hendrie faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 1.

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