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by News Department on 05/14/19

Alleged Home Invasion...

A reported home invasion prompted area police to put Minersville schools on lockdown, Monday. 

According to Skook News, the alleged incident occurred in the 400 Block of Carbon Street in the borough around 10:00am when a 12 year old boy told police that a man wearing a black ski mask and a blue hooded sweatshirt entered his home and confronted him. 

The boy said he thought the man was going to pull a gun on him and felt threatened, so he shot the man with a 22 caliber rifle, one time in the shoulder, before he fled from the scene. 

Due to the nature of the incident, Minersville schools in the area were put on "external" lockdown while the investigation took place. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Minersville Police at (570) 544-2223.

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