Search for two armed males comes up empty
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Tamaqua police, assisted by officers from West Penn and Rush townships as well as Coaldale, responded to a call Saturday afternoon reporting two black males on Center Street, one armed with a handgun and the other with a knife. Officers found a large gathering of young people on the porches of several homes at the scene who made light of the situation. Police did locate a BB gun, but did not believe it was the weapon in question. Officers questioned a number of people before clearing the scene.