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Punxsy Weekday News Headlines on 09/29/16

The rash of “clown” sightings around the state and the country finds Knox Boro police not clowning around.

According to our newspartner, Knox Boro Police have issued a warning following several reports of clown sightings within the borough.

They note they have received several complaints of clowns within the borough and have issued a statement which reads in part that:

”We are concerned for the safety of the community as well as the actors involved … Due to recent criminal acts by actors dressed as clowns in Pennsylvania and surroundings areas, the Knox Borough Police Department is requesting any actors thinking of dressing as a clown in an attempt to scare people to refrain from doing so.”

Knox authorities say all complaints called into the Knox Borough Police Department will be taken seriously and follow-up action will be initiated.

According to the release, Knox PD plans on increasing patrols within the borough for the safety of the community.

They stress the fact that none of the clowns within the borough have attempted to injure anyone, but they also warn pranksters, that police don’t want to see any injuries because of a prankster’s idea of a “harmless joke.”

Anyone with questions or concerns pertaining to clowns within the borough is asked to contact Knox Borough Police Department at 814-797-1100.