Man arrested after gun threats

AUSTINTOWN — A Navarre Avenue resident is facing inducing panic and other charges as a result of his arrest just after midnight Monday after police said he pulled a gun outside a township bar and threatened to “shoot up” the people inside it.

Kenneth W. Porter, 31, 123 N. Navarre Ave., is scheduled to appear before Administrative Judge Scott D. Hunter today on charges of inducing panic, aggravated menacing, receiving stolen property and disorderly conduct for the incident outside of Chippers Sports Bar, 5 N. Edgehill Ave.

Police were called to the bar by a customer stating that a man wearing a black shirt, white tank top, white bandana and baggy pants was waving a gun and stating he was “planning to shoot the whole building up,” according to a police report.

A second witness described Porter asking him to buy weed. After the witness refused, Porter was described telling someone on his cellphone that he was going to “blow people’s faces off,” the police report states. A third witness told officers Porter stole a black Toshiba laptop from his vehicle, the report states.

Austintown police located Porter walking outside of 69 N. Edgehill Ave. Officers spotted a black book bag that Porter dropped about 20 feet away before he was stopped. Inside the bag, officers found a Colt black pellet handgun with a 6- to 7-inch barrel.

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