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Man accused of entering Gateway Primary School faces new charges in separate incident

A Monroeville man arrested in March for lying at Ramsey Elementary School in Monroeville and taping a child on his cell phone is facing new charges, Monroeville police say.

Brian Mintmier, 26, is charged with two counts each of uttering terrorism and common assault.

Police filed the charges in connection with an incident that occurred May 31 along the 1200 block of Old Concord Drive.

Officers responded to the scene around 9:20 a.m. for a report of a “psychological issue – non-violent,” read court documents.

Mintmier was under house arrest and in a house with relatives who told police he charged at them with a knife.

The criminal complaint also says officers received reports that he was “delirious, shouting incoherently and making up stories”.

He was taken to Forbes Hospital for an evaluation. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Mintmier had waived his preliminary investigation for possession of instruments of a crime, possession of a weapon on school property, tampering with physical evidence, invasion of privacy and attempted felony.

These charges stem from an incident at Gateway Elementary School on March 15.

According to the criminal complaint, police responded to the Ramsey Road school at around 3.30pm where staff had arrested a man – later identified as Mintmier – after he was found in the girls’ bathroom.

Online court documents indicate Mintmier’s formal arraignment on those related charges is scheduled for June 17.

His preliminary hearing for the new charges was scheduled for June 13 before Monroeville District Judge Jeffrey L. Herbst.

Mintmier remains in the Allegheny County Jail after being unable to post bail, according to online court documents.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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