Man arrested after suspicious device found behind hotel

The Associated Press

MYERSTOWN, Pa. – Police arrested a Pennsylvania man after they say he placed a bomb in a parking lot behind a hotel in Lebanon County.

State troopers responded to a bomb threat at Bahney House in Myerstown on Sunday. They discovered a suspicious package and 28-year-old David Oxenrider.

The state police Hazardous Device and Explosives Section disabled the package. No one was injured.

Oxenrider is charged with manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction, causing or risking a catastrophe and reckless endangerment. He is awaiting arraignment.

Jessica Bankus tells the Reading Eagle Oxenrider was talking about making bombs for several weeks. “He said, ‘You’re going to want to get out of here; the cops are coming,’” she said. “He’s been telling me all week it was coming. He was going to do his mission.”