A man from Morrisville is now in custody after allegedly making threatening remarks about Temple University while buying ammunition.
The Bucks DA says Patrick Buhler, 29, asked several questions about the university’s police and their response times with a customer at the Tullytown Walmart. An employee witnessed the discussion around 8:30 p.m. the evening of July 29 and contacted authorities, according to an affidavit. The other customer cooperated with police, the affidavit indicates, and told Buhler he did not know the answers to his questions
Disturbingly, authorities say Buhler told the other person they would see him in the news “in the next couple of days.” The comments apparently came after Buhler bought five boxes of .223 caliber rifle ammunition, knives, and other potentially dangerous items from multiple stores.
Buhler has residences in both Morrisville and Northampton. Police tracked him down at the residence in Northampton this past Thursday.
Authorities say Buhler admitted to making the comments about “violent things.” However, he called the conversation “one big f–k up” on his part, and he didn’t know what he was thinking, the affidavit says.
Buhler is charged with making terroristic threats with bail set at 10% of $100,000. He is currently in Bucks County Correctional Facility.