Man With Gun Allegedly Chased Females Through Hazleton

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HAZLETON — A man is locked up in the Luzerne County prison after police said he chased two women with a gun through the streets of Hazelton.

Francis Lara of Hazleton is charged with multiple counts of assault and terroristic threats.

Police said Lara chased a 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman from the 500 block of West Maple Street to the 20 block of North Locust Street around 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

Investigators have not given a reason for the assault in Hazleton.