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For Immediate Release

June 15, 2016 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy US Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Pennsylvania Man Arrested in Vermont for Series of Threats
Scranton, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of John Large, a 51-year old man from Lansford, Pennsylvania.

On June 13, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) received a phone call from Large where he alleged to have made threats as well as making a statement that he had something planned for months that would make the recent Orlando shooting look small. The Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force began working the case in conjunction with PSP.

The investigation led the task force to believe that Large was in the Washington, VT area. A collateral lead was sent to deputy marshals in Vermont, who coordinated with the Vermont State Police. Large was located and arrested at a residence in the 100 block of turnpike road in Washington, VT. State Police deployed their Tactical Support Unit and Crisis Negotiations Units to affect the arrest. Large was turned over to local authorities pending extradition back to Pennsylvania. Large has multiple outstanding warrants out of Colonial Regional PD, Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, Bethlehem PD, South Whitehall TWP PD and Carbon County Probation for crimes to include terroristic threats, possession of device for intercept communication and risking catastrophe.

“The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force places a high priority on fugitive cases in which the use or threat of violence against innocent victims occurs. Fugitives like Large deserve their day in court and he will be given that opportunity,” said U.S. Marshal Pane.

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the Pennsylvania State Police, Vermont State Police and U.S. Marshals from the District of Vermont and their violent fugitive task force. Significant assistance was given by the Vermont State Police SWAT team.

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