KKK leaflets cause bomb scare in Pa. community

READING, Pa. (AP) — A bizarre find brought out the bomb squad in an eastern Pennsylvania community.

The Reading Police Bomb Squad was called to Tilden Township to investigate a suspicious cylindrical object that a resident found in his driveway Tuesday along with literature promoting a white supremacist group.

Police Chief William J. McEllroy III said the object turned out to be a foil container of kitty litter that apparently was used to prevent the leaflet from blowing away.

The clear bags with leaflets and similar kitty-litter weights were distributed to about a dozen residences. The literature stated it was from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

McEllroy said no crime was committed because there were no threats in the literature and the fliers were distributed in driveways, not mailboxes.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s