There’s been a lot of talk on social media about a police incident in the city of Lebanon last Friday morning that brought out the Pennsylvania Special Emergency Response Team, but details of the event have remained unknown until now.
State Police from the Harrisburg Barracks have released details of the harrowing event that began around 10:30PM last Thursday night, December 23rd, at a home along Austin Drive in East Hanover Township, Dauphin County.
Troopers arrived at the residence just before 11:00PM and were told by the victim that 55-year old Darin Lynn Mack, who resides at 227 South 5th Street in the city of Lebanon, had showed up there uninvited, about a half hour earlier.
The victim let him into the home because he was carrying a loaded AR-15 rifle.
According to the victim, Mack became very irate and made numerous statements threatening to kill his own child, as well as anyone who came to his home. He said he wasn’t afraid of “taking anyone out” because he had a lot of ammunition in his car and house.
The victim also said Mack threatened to kill them, if they didn’t start saying “no” to a certain person, leading them to pass out due to fear. When they came to several minutes late, Mack was gone.
State Police say a Dauphin County Assistant District Attorney approved charges for firearms violations, harassment, simple assault and terroristic threats against Mack and the State Police Sert Team moved into action.
Mack was hailed out of his South 5th Street Lebanon residence during the morning hours Friday and was taken into custody without incident. He was transported back to Dauphin County Central Booking for court processing and arraignment. No injuries were reported.