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Man threatens to blow up cars of homeless shelter workers, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Feb 25 2013 02:54:31 PM CST
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A man made threats against workers who banned him from a homeless shelter, officials said.

Kevin R. Aungst became angry at 11 p.m. last Tuesday and threatened to blow up the cars of the two employees of Victory House, 314 Fillmore St., Bethlehem, who ordered that he be denied entrance because of past issues, officials said.

Aungst has been arrested several times over the last three decades on charges ranging from criminal homicide and receiving stolen property to drug violations and making terroristic threats, according to court papers.

Aungst, 50, was listed as homeless in the criminal complaint against him, but elsewhere in court papers his address was given as 646 Broadway, Bethlehem.

He was arraigned on Sunday on a charge of making terroristic threats and released on $2,500 unsecured bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. March 4.