The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Mifflinburg Region

February 8, 2013

Hearing delayed for Bucknell stalker until March

Man confronted 2 female students with a gun

The preliminary hearing has been continued to March 7 for a Sunbury man charged with stalking two female Bucknell University students last week.

Police arrested 27-year-old Alexander Nace early in the morning on Feb. 2 after two women said he followed them as they walked home about 2 a.m.

Nace allegedly asked the women if he could go home with them, and then brandished a semi-automatic pistol, Buffalo Valley Regional Police reported.  The females ran and called authorities. They were uninjured.

Nace faces 12 charges, including two felony counts each of criminal attempt of kidnapping and of burglary. The remaining charges are stalking, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment.

Meanwhile, Susan Lantz, dean of students, and Steve Barilar, public safety chief, publicly thanked the two students for their quick reporting of the incident and reminded students of personal security measures.

Their message was in an announcement to Bucknell students Saturday, detailing the incident early that morning. Students were told to have a plan in mind in case a person confronts them, not to go out alone and to contact public safety immediately for any suspicious or threatening situations.

The two female students also were told of services available to them should they need help, the announcement said.



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