At approximately 6:36 pm on Friday August 19th, Hazleton City Police investigated threats that were made to an elderly individual in the city.
The victim was threatened with serious bodily harm by striking or shooting.
Hazleton Police responded to the area of Jason Road in the Birch Knoll section of Hazleton to search for a male identified as Frank Ceikalsky, 47 of Hazleton.
Ceikalsky was found in the rear yard in possession of a .44 magnum handgun and full capacity ammunition belt.
Officers were able to surprise Ceikalsky and take him into custody without incident.
West Halzeton Police and PSP assisted Hazleton with taking Ceikalsky into custody.
The weapon was seized and the individual was charged with Terroristing Threats and Carrying A Concealed Weapon Without A Permit.
Chief Speziale has stated on the subject:
"We will not tolerate anyone, much less the elderly to be threatened by anyone in our city."
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