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Man who threatened co-workers in Warren County had firearms, ammunition at his Pa. home

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Several firearms as well as ammunition were seized from a Pennsylvania man’s home after he allegedly threatened his co-workers at a business in Franklin Township, according to Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.

Cosimino Bisanti Jr., 60, of Portland, Pa was charged on Thursday, Oct. 15 with third-degree terroristic threats, and third-degree false public alarms, Pfeiffer said.

Bisanti allegedly threatened his co-workers and created alarm by reading a note he wrote in the form of a news paper article depicting how he killed eight employees and shot another three times, but that person survived. Thereafter, Bisanti returned to work as if nothing had happened, Pfeiffer said.

Bisanti allegedly had an ongoing dispute with co-workers regarding music being played in the workplace that the company had not resolved to his satisfaction, Pfeiffer said.

Authorities did not release the name of the business.

New Jersey State Police and Pennsylvania State Police continued their investigation on Friday, Oct. 16 by executing a search warrant at 2941 N. Delaware Dr., in Portland, Pennsylvania, which was the home of Bisanti.

During execution of the search warrant, officers seized a .22 caliber rifle, .22 caliber revolver, .38 caliber handgun, .22 caliber rifle with scope and various ammunition, Pfeiffer said.

Bisanti remains incarcerated in Northampton County pending extradition to Warren County, Pfeiffer said.

Each third degree offense carries a maximum of five years in New Jersey State Prison.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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