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Northampton Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States, about 12 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The population was 39,726 at the 2010 census. Northampton Township was originally settled by English colonists who came with William Penn on his voyage to Pennsylvania. They named it after Northampton, the county town of Northamptonshire, England. Northampton Township was incorporated in 1722. The township is made up of the following unincorporated communities and census-designated places: Churchville, Holland, Richboro, and Village Shires.
Terroristic Threats in Pennsylvania
A terroristic threat is defined as a person who communicates terroristic threats either directly or indirectly, a threat to:
- Cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation.
- Commit any crime of violence with intent to terrorize another.
- Otherwise cause serious public inconvenience, or cause terror or serious public inconvenience with reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.
Penalties For Terroristic Threats
Making terroristic threats is a misdemeanor of the 1st degree. If the terroristic threats caused an evacuation to a public place, this can be charged as a felony of the 3rd degree. If guilty, the person who made the terroristic threats will have to pay money for the cost of evacuating the public. This includes paying emergency services that assisted in the evacuation.