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Man held on risking catastrophe charge

From Mirror staff reports

A Saxton man was arrested after he allegedly stalked multiple people and drove around with an explosive device in his vehicle, court documents stated.

Bradly Phillip Strayer, 39, was arraigned Friday by Bedford County Magisterial District Judge Kathy S. Calhoun for felony charges of risking catastrophe, weapons of mass destruction and 23 other charges, the criminal docket stated.

State police were dispatched Friday for reports of a disturbance on the 1000 block of Branch Street, Saxton.

Strayer is accused of driving in the area of the Six Mile Fire Hall and yelling “do you have any fears” and “you’re going to die,” to a woman in the parking lot, WTAJ reported.

He allegedly stalked the woman throughout the day while driving a blue Mazda and continued to threaten the woman, and after police executed a search warrant of his vehicle, officers allegedly seized a backpack with an improvised explosive device, marijuana and a wrist strap modified with a knife, according to WTAJ.

Strayer allegedly admitted to making the IED and stalking the woman, WTAJ reported.

Strayer is also being charged with making terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, simple assault, disorderly conduct, stalking, harassment and various drug possession charges.

Strayer is detained at Bedford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 cash bail.

He is to appear before Calhoun Sept. 29 for a preliminary hearing.

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