Man surrenders, had come to work with rifle, gun

EXPORT, Pa. (AP) — A man who brought an assault rifle to the Pittsburgh-area business he works at shortly after he was suspended has surrendered to police.

Penn Township Police Chief John Otto says Thursday that 28-year-old Matthew Smith showed up at the Perma-Cast building around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday with an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun. That’s about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh. Otto says Smith had been suspended from work earlier that day. No injuries have been reported.

Otto says Smith told employees to leave and get away. When police arrived at the scene Smith had just left the area.

Police issued a warrant for Smith’s arrest for causing or risking a catastrophe, reckless endangerment, simple assault and disorderly conduct.

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